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ANNUAL REPORT 

or tne 



Town of Chelmsford 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 

1974 



Printed By 



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GENERAL INFORMATION 

Incorporated: May, 1655 

Type of Government: Town Meeting 

Location: Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Lowell and Tyngsborough on 

the North, Billerica on the East, Carlisle on the South, and West- 
ford on the West. It is 24 miles from Boston, 40 miles from 
Worcester, and 225 miles from New York City. 

County: Middlesex 

Land Area: 22.54 Square Miles 

Population, 1970: 31,032 

Density, 1970: 1,394 persons per square mile 

Assessed Valuation, 1974: $251,935,015 (Real Estate) 

$9,495,055 (Personal Property) 

Tax Rate: $39.00 

United States Senators in Congress: Edward W. Brooke, Newton 

Edward M. Kennedy, Boston 
Representatives in Congress: 

5th Congressional District Paul T. Tsongas, Lowell 

State Senator: 

7th Middlesex District Ronald C. McKenzie, Burlington 

Representative in General Court: 

43rd Middlesex District Bruce N. Freeman, Chelmsford - Precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 

45th Middlesex District Philip L. Shea, Lowell • Precincts 2 & 7 

47th Middlesex District Raymond F. Rourke, Lowell - Precincts 4 & 11 

Accounting Department Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Assessors Office Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. • 5:00 p.m. 

(except Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

(except June, July & August) 
Building Inspector Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Board of Health Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Highway Department 

Office Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Garage Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Public Libraries 

Adams Library Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. 

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

MacKay Library Monday thru Friday 2:30 p.m. • 9:00 p.m. 

Saturdays 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

School Superintendent Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 

Selectmen's Office Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Town Clerk Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

(except June, July & August) 
Tax Collector & Treasurer Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Monday Evenings 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

(except June, July & August) 
Veterans Agent Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

MEETINGS 

Annual Election First Monday in April 12 Precincts 

Annual Town Meeting First Monday in May McCarthy Jr. High School Old High School 

Selectmen Monday - 7:30 P.M. Town Hall 

School Committee Tuesday - 8:00 P.M. High School 

Planning Board 7:30 P.M., 1st & 3rd Wed. every month Town Hall 

Appeals Board 7:30 P.M., 4th Thurs. every month Town Hall 

Conservation Commission 8:00 P.M., 1st & 3rd Tues. every month Town Hall 

Board of Health 7:30 P.M., 2nd Tues. every month Town Hall 

Housing Authority 7:30 P.M., 1st Tues. every month 1 Smith Street 



3n iflUuuirfam 




CHARLES A. HOUSE 

Member of Board of Assessors 
1960-1974 
Member of South Chelmsford Water Commission 
1953-1974 

Died June 2, 1974 




THEODORE W. EMERSON 

Member of Board of Selectmen 
1947-1953 

Died November 25, 1974 




ROBERT W. BARRIS 

Member of Board of Selectmen 
1925-1928 

Died March 15, 1974 



In grateful remembrance of their friendship, their devoted and dedicated service to the Town and for 
their understanding of the needs of our community, this tribute is offered by the Officials of the Town 
of Chelmsford, in behalf of the Citizens of the Town. 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



Moderator 

Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 

(Term expires 1975) 

Town Clerk 

Mary E.St. Hilaire 
(Term expires 1975) 

Board of Selectmen 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Term expired 1974 

Gerald J . Lannan Term expires 1975 

Arnold J . Lovering Term expires 1976 

William R. Murphy Term expires 1976 

Paul C. Hart Term expires 1977 

Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. Term expires 1977 

Treasurer & Tax Collector 

Philip J. McCormack 

(Term expires 1975) 



School Committee 



Board of Assessors 
Charles A. House (Deceased) 
Claude A. Harvey 
Richard L. Monahan 
Janet Lombard 



Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1975 



Cemetery Commissioners 

Frank H. Hardy (Resigned) Term expired 1974 

Arthur J. Colmer Term expires 1975 

Arne R. Olsen Term expires 1976 

Gerald L. Hardy Term expires 1977 

Chelmsford Housing Authority 

Ruth K. Delaney Term expires 1975 

Richard L. Monahan Term expires 1976 

Roger W. Boyd Term expires 1977 

Robert L. Hughes Term expires 1978 

Claude A. Harvey Term expires 1978 

Board of Health 

Byron D. Roseman, MD 
Peter Dulchinos 
Paul F. McCarthy 
PaulJ.Canniff 



Term expired 1974 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 



Nashoba Valley Technical 
Vocational School District 

Eugene E . Keller ( Resigned ) Term expired 1974 

Thomas A. St. Germain Term expired 1974 

Joseph E. Lemieux Term expired 1974 

Stratos Dukakis Term expires 1975 

Louis E . Kelly Term expires 1976 

James M. Harrington Term expires 1977 

Jay M.Knox Term expires 1977 

Park Commissioners 

Arthur L. Bennett Term expires 1975 

David P. Ramsay (Resigned) Term expires 1976 

Ralph E . House Term expires 1976 

J. Joan Schenk Term expires 1977 



John Kenney 
Timothy J. Hehir 
Thomas A. Ennis 
Peter J. McHughJr. 
Eugene E. Gi let 
Stephen D. Wojcik 
Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 
A. Robert Raab 



Planning Board 



Term expired 1974 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1978 
Term expires 1979 



Martin Ames 
Jean B. Callahan 
Carol C. Cleven 
George A. Ripsom 
Robert D.Hall 
William J. Reynolds 



Term expired 1974 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1977 



Sinking Fund Commissioners 

Eustace B . Fiske Term expires 1975 

Francis J . Goode Term expires 1976 

Kenton P. Wells Term expires 1977 

Sewer Commissioners 

James J . McKeown Term expires 1975 

Matthew J. Doyle Jr. Term expires 1976 

Joseph M . Gutwein Term expires 1977 



Trustees of Public Libraries 



Paul F. Jahn 
Elizabeth A. McCarthy 
Thomas C. Thorstensen 
James M. Harrington 
Roger P. Welch 
Jean R. Mansfield 
Audrey A. Carragher 



William E. Spence 



Myles Hogan 



Constable 



Tree Warden 



Term expired 1974 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1977 



Term expires 1977 



Term expires 1975 



Varney Playground Commissioners 

Harry J . Ayotte Term expires 1975 

Robert C. McManimon Term expires 1976 

Henry J . Tucker, Jr. Term expires 1977 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Town Accountant 
Arnaud R. Blackadar Term expires 1975 

Board of Selectmen, Administrative Assistant 
Evelyn M. Haines Term expires 1975 

Town Counsel 

Clement McCarthy Term expires 1975 



Chief of Police 

Robert E. Germann 



Fire Chief 

Frederick H. Reid 



Cemetery Superintendent 

George E . Baxendale Term expires 1975 

Director of Public Health 

Thomas W. Morris Term expires 1975 

Board of Health Physician 

Benjamin J. Blechman, M.D. Term expires 1975 

Superintendent of Streets 
Louis R. Rondeau Term expires 1975 

Dog Officer 

Frank J . Wojtas Term expires 1975 

Cheryl L. Constantine, Assistant 

Special Constable 
Joseph D. Nyhen 



Inspector of Animals 

Dr. Martin A. Gruber Term expires 1975 

Building Inspector 

Peter J. McHugh.Jr. Term expires 1975 



Neal C. Stanley 



Gas Inspector 



Term expires 1975 



Plumbing Inspector Intermittent Plumbing Inspector 

William H. Shedd Richard M. Kelly 

Moth Superintendent 

Myles F. Hogan Term expires 1975 

Sealer of Weights & Measures Slaughtering Inspector 

Anthony C. Ferreira Hubert R. Scoble 

Town Aide, & Council on Aging 

Mary McAulif f e ( Resigned) Kathleen Robinson 



Assistant Town Clerk 

Mildred C.Kershaw 

Planning Board Clerk 

Nancy D. Maynard 



Assistant Treasurer 
Florence M. Ramsay 

Zoning Appeal Board Clerk 

Velma Munroe 



Veterans' Grave Officer 

George E. Baxendale Term expires 1975 

Wiring Inspector 

Harold M.Tucke, Jr. 



Custodians of Public Buildings 

Albert R. Reed (Resigned 2-4-74) Center Town Hall 

Hugh T. Phelps 

Leroy K. Fielding (Term expires 1975) Police Station 



Finance Committee 

Marvin W. Schenk, Chairman Term expires 1975 

Richard T. McDermott Term expires 1975 

James Thompson Term expires 1975 

William W. Edge Term expires 1975 

Peter F. Curran Term expires 1975 

James Frame Term expires 1975 

Donald McGillivray Term expires 1977 



Zoning Appeal Board 

Charles J. Higgins Term expires 1976 

John H. Kelly, Jr. ( Resigned) Term expires 1976 

Marshall J. Arkin Term expires 1977 

S. Robert Monaco, Chairman Term expires 1978 

Robert L. Kydd Term expires 1978 

Benedetto Varano Term expires 1978 



Committee To Study Memorials 
For Korean And Vietnam Veterans 
Arthur L. Bennett Joan E. Jones 

Harold F. Campbell Edith M. Marr 

Thelma J. Calawa Joan M. Plummer 

Donald T. Davis Herman L. Purcell, Jr. 

Josephine M . Fisher Carol B . Reid 

Manuel G. Garcia Beverly A. Taylor 

Carolyn B. Temmallo 

Alternate Members 

Carole A . DeCarolis Raymond C. Dozois 



Christina A. Ahern 
EdnaC. Nelson 
Mary McAuliffe 
Lillian E. Gould 
William H. Clarke 



Council on Aging 



Louise Bishop 

Joan Arcand 

Clarence Dane 

Charlotte Bovill 

Kathleen Robinson 

Gula Boyce 



Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 

Thomas E . Firth, Jr. Peter Dulchinos 

Robert C. McManimon Robert R. Gagnon 

John J . Kenney James S. Kasilowski 

Paul C. Hart Gerlad J. Lannan 

Haworth C. Neild 

Drug Abuse Study Committee 
Eugene Bernstein William R. Murphy 

Donald J. Butler JackSchnorr 

Thomas Doyle Paul J. Royte 

J Halldor Helgason Russell W. Kerr, Jr. 

Thomas Morris Edward Fallon 

Cable Television Advisory Committee 

Robert McAdam Richard Arcand 

Joseph Bonica F.D. Cavallari 

Harold A. Witt Robert Sullivan (Resigned) 

J Alan Moyer Harold Krivan 

Mary McNally ( Resigned ) Philip J . Swissler ( Resigned ) 

Preliminary Executive Committee to Plan 
a Celebration of the Revolutionary 

Bicentennial in Chelmsford in 1975 and 1976 
George A. Parkhurst Mary Guaraldi 

JohnC.Alden Hedwig Zabierek 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe Robert Geary 

Walter R. Hedlund Charles Marderosian 

J. Perry Richardson Robert Charpentier 

Anna Norman Audrey Carragher 

Janet Lombard 

Sidewalk/Highway Advisory Committee 
K. i .'. ii L. Hedison Arthur D. Osborne 

Louis Rondeau Robert A. Raab (Resigned) 

Richard Sullivan Joseph Hagopian 

Halvar Peterson 



Alternates 

Carolyn Bennett Marguerite Waldron 

Joseph Dappal 

Committee To Study Liquid Waste Disposal Problems 

Mary C. Bradley Joseph M . Gutwein 

Richard Codling Reginald Larkin 

Peter Dulchino Albert Robitaille 

Committee to Study The Present Dog Leash Law 

William L. Ary Roanne Center 

Elizabeth S. Bartlett Carl Seidel 

Beatrice E. Beaubien Howard D. Woon 

Joseph R. Burns Frank J . Wojtas 



Youth Center Advisory Committee 

Chris Pettee (Resigned) AnnE.Stratos 

Everett Brown Robert Hall 

Thomas Cobery ( Resigned) William R. Murphy 

Joseph Dappal JoAnn Weinert 

Phyllis Dougherty Melvin Peterson 

Norman Douglas JanGreeno 

Ray Adams Mitchell A. Korbey.Jr. (Resigned) 

Pennryn D. Fitts (Resigned) John L. Curley 

Paul Snyder 

Youth Center Staff 
Gary Wolcott-Coordinator Andrea Johnson 

Michael Anderson Michael Fay 

Arthur Parpart, M.D. 



Representative to the Northern Area 

Commission 

John J . Kenny Selectmen's Rep. Gerald J . Lannan 

Ration Board 

Gerald J. Lannan 

Thomas F. Markham Jr. 

Charles Koulas 

Paul MacMillan 

Four C's Committee 

JohnCryan 



Recreation Commission 

William A. Dempster, Jr. Harry J. Ayotte 

Paul Murphy Robert Charpentier 

Howorth C. Neild Alfred M. Woods 

Sherburne Appleton 

Director: Donald Babin 
Assistant: Evelyn Newman 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 

John Griffin Thomas Dougherty, Chairman 

Gerald Silver John Balco, V. Chairman 

Robert Stallard Carol Stark 

Mart C. Matthews 



Historical Commission 

Robert E. Picken Term expired 1974 

George A. Parkhurst Term expires 1975 

Robert C. Spaulding Term expires 1975 

John C. Alden Term expires 1976 

Richard Lahue Term expires 1976 

Vincent J. R. Kehoe Term expires 1977 

Bertha Trubey Term expires 1977 

James J. Wolfgang Term expires 1975 



Edward J. Talbot Jr. 
Roy T. Johnson 
Harold J. Davis 



Historic District Study Commission 



Charles Watt 
John Balco 
Jane Drury 



Library Needs Committee 
Dr. Howard K. Moore Thomas C. Thorstensen 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy Thomas A. St. Germain 

Grace W. Pettee 



Memorial Day Committee For The Year 1974 



Timothy F. O'Connor 
Manuel F. Sousa 
James Lannan 
James Quinn 
Harold Woodman 
Herman Purcell 



Representatives from Post 366 
Representatives from Post 313 
Representatives from Post 212 



Fence Viewers 
Reginald Furness 
Richard D. Harper 

Veterans' Agent 

Mary McAuliffe 

Director Veterans' Services 
Gerald J. Lannan 

Honor Roll Committee 

George R. Dixon 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 

Robert M. Hood 



Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 



George S. Archer 
Victor Fetro 
James Walker 
JohnJ.McNulty 
George F.Waite 
Alfred H. Coburn 



William J. Hardy 
Peter R. Vennard 



Thomas A. Ennis 

Kenneth A. Cooke 

Peter J. Saul is 

Donald House 

Herbert T. Knutson 

Gerald A. Vayo 



Personnel Board 



George Roy 
Robert Germann 



Industrial Development 

Walter Dronzek 
James Emanouil 
David McLachlan 
Robert Sayers 
Richard F.Scott 
Philip Currier 
James M. Harrington 
Harold B.Higgins 
Forest E.Dupee 
Robert Geary 
Lawrence Rice 



Commission 

Term expired 1974 
Term expired 1975 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1977 
Term expires 1977 



Weighers of Merchandise 

John Bomal Frederick P. Simpson 

AlexF.Coluchi, Jr. OvilaSirois 

Leo R. Gendron Lillian Cabana 

George W . Ingalls Charles Hacking 

Peter F. McEnaney George Fournier 

Francis J. Sakalinski Ted Magiera 

Anti Litter Committee 



Nancy L. Bue 

David W. Lewis (Resigned) 

F.Clinton Vincent 

Janet E. Knight 

Diane L. Boisvert 

Paula A. Hammer 



Paula D. Blagg 

Elizabeth A. Twombly 

Lorraine A. Shea 

LoisE. Manty 

Richard B. Codling 

Eleanor B. Mulvey 



Environmental Advisory Council 
Steering Committee 

(Term expire 3/1975) 



Dr. Ethel Kamien, Chairman 
Ina Greenblatt, Co-Chairman 
Priscilla B. Hinckley (Resigned) 
Diane Lewis 



Dr. Clara M. Refson 
MaryM. Wadman 
Richard B. Codling 

Sheila Jean Groman 
Beatrice Sharpley 



Sub-Committee 



Paul C. Hart 



Thomas A. Palmer 



Town Tree Department 

Myles Hogan Thomas A. Palmer Jr. 

Louis Rondeau Joan Schenk 

Ira Parks, ( Rep. of Capital Robert Olson 

Planning & Budgeting) 

Town Hall Site Committee 

Arnaud Blackadar MaryE.St.Hilaire 

Gerald J. Lannan Philip J. McCormack 

Claude A. Harvey Charles J. Higgins 

Paul MacMillan 



Police Station Addition Committee 

Robert E. Germann Paul V. LaHaise 

Barnard L. George Peter McHugh, Jr. 

John H. Kelly, Jr. 



Liquid Waste Disposal Problems 
Joseph M. Gutwien Mary C. Bradley 

Peter Dulchinos Reginald M. Larkin 

Richard B . Codling Albert Robitaille 



Town Celebration Committee 



William Fitzpatrick 
Richard 0. Lahue Sr. 
James K. Gifford 



Raymond Day 

Donald House 

Walter Hedlund 



Robert J. Noble 
Michael J. Devine 
Edward H. Hilliard 



Board of Registrars 



Term expires 1975 
Term expires 1976 
Term expires 1977 



Capital Planning and Budgeting Committee 
Edward Krasnecki Edgar P. George (Resigned) 

William Fitzpatrick Eugene Doody 

Samuel Parks John Balco 

Marvin W. Schenk Donald McGillivray 

Arnaud Blackadar 



Kennel Building Committee 

Dr. Martin Gruber Peter Green 

Frank Wojtas Charles Feeney 

Carl Seidel 

Road Truck Exclusion Sub-Committee 

Robert D. Hall Leslie Adams 

Joseph B. Hagopian Robert E. Germann 

Gerald J. Lannan 



Special Town Counsel for East Gate Plaza 
Violations 

Charles Zaroulis, Esq. 

Revolutionary War Bicentennial 
Celebration Commission 

Anna Norman Charles Marderosian 

Mary Guaraldi Robert Charpentier 

Hedwig H. Zabierek Audrey Carragher 

Robert Geary Janet Lombard 



George J. Brown 
George R. Dixon 
William W. Edge 
Walter Edwards 



Civil Defense 

(Terms Expire 1975) 



Walter Hedlund 
Charles Koulas 
Robert E.Olson 
Frederick Reid 



East Chelmsford Fire Station Building Committee 

George Dixon Frederick Reid 

Walter Hedlund Edward G. Quinn 

Edward Hoyt 



Conservation Commission 

Janet Lombard Term expires 1975 

Jane S. McKersie Term expires 1975 

John J. Balco Term expires 1976 

Florence Gullion Term expires 1976 

Donald A. House Term expires 1976 

Robert E. Howe Term expires 1977 

John E. McCormack Term expires 1977 

Community Teamwork, Inc. 
Arnaud Blackadar 

Community Action Advisory Committee 

Rev. Harry A. Foster Thelma Stallard 

JaneCryan Theresa McCaul 

John Cryan Arnold Lovering 

Virginia Foster BerniceO'Neil 

Rita Geoffroy H. Francis Wiggin 
Mary McAuliffe 

Committee To L'p-Date Town History 
Robert Spaulding Charlotte P. DeWolf 

Charles E . Watt, Sr. Frederick Burne 

Julia Fogg Michael McGrath 

Committee To Study Lighting of Certain 
Playground Areas 
Thomas W. Eck Paul Krenitsky 

Robert D. Hall Paul W. Murphy 

Paul C. Hart Robert C. McManimon 

Richard M. Ring 

Town Forest Committee 
Martin K. Bovey Kenneth Goggin 

Bruce S. Gullion John Smith 



Northern Middlesex Area Commission 

Gerald J . Lannan Selectmen's Rep. 

John Kenney Alternate 

I mplementlng Town Tree Department 

Myles Hogan Thomas Palmer Jr. 

Louis Rondeau Joan Schenk 

Robert Olson Ira Parks 

l . N. Day Chairman 
Chariest. Mitsakos 



Snowmobile/Trailmobile Committee 
Geraldine Scully Stephen L. Gross 

John J Bell William H. Palmer 

B ruce G ul lion Kenneth W . Greeno 

Donald House William Dempster, Jr. 



Comprehensive Employment Training Act 
D i rec tor Roger Cou tu 

Clerk Elizabeth G. Sink 

Purchasing Agent Christos Alexion 

Maintenance Francis X. Gray 

Town Planner Robert Flynn 



Task Force 
Off St. Parking Central Sq. 
Gerald J. Lannan 
Robert Flynn 
Gill Sherman 
Robert Kydd 



Route 213 

Gerald J. Lannan 

Marvin Schenk 

Laurence Rice 

Richard Monahan 

Donald House 




BOARD OF SELECTMEN (sitting) Gerald J. 
Lannan, Chairman; (1 to r) Thomas A. Palmer, 
Jr., Clerk; Arnold J. Lovering; Paul C. Hart; 
William R. Murphy, Vice-Chair man. 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



On April 2, 1974, the Board of Selectmen reorganized, 
welcoming Thomas A. Palmer, Jr., as its newest member. 
The Board elected -Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman; William 
R. Murphy, Vice-Chairman; Thomas A. Palmer, Jr., 
Clerk. The other two members are Paul C. Hart and 
Arnold J. Lovering. The Board's first action was the 
reappointment of Clement McCarthy to his fourth one- 
year term as Town Counsel, and the reappointment of 
Evelyn M. Haines to her third one-year term as Ad- 
ministrative Assistant to the Selectmen. 

As the Licensing Authority, the Board held its annual 
hearings on the issuance of various licenses and also 
renewed licenses which come under their jurisdiction. 
The Board adopted an open meeting policy which requires 
that all Town boards' committees' and commissions' 
meetings be open to the public. On July 1, 1974, a new law, 
Chapter 1050 of the Acts of 1973 took effect. The purpose of 
this act is to define "public records," to set down specific 
rules concerning their availability to the public and to 
prescribe procedures for the preservation and disposition 
of records. This new law is a further extension of the 
"Open Meeting Law" guaranteeing to the public the right 
of access to records and documents of State and Local 
government. The Selectmen fully endorse the intent of 
Chapter 1050 and have amended their procedures to in- 
clude and insure compliance with this act. 

Surplus and obsolete Town-owned equipment and 
supplies were sold at an auction held at the Highway 
Garage. In view of the fact that there was very little 
participation from the Townspeople and the remuneration 
was not as great as had been anticipated, the Selectmen 
agreed that in the future the disposal of surplus Town 
property be accomplished by requesting sealed bids for 
each item. 

School safety signs and bus warning signs were in- 
stalled at the majority of school locations in Town. 

The Chelmsford Board of Selectmen spearheaded the 
reestablishment of the Merrimack Valley Selectmen's 
Association. The Association is composed of ten area 
towns and meets every other month to exchange ideas, 
discuss common problems and hear speakers on 
municipal subjects. William R. Murphy is serving as 
Chairman of the Association this year. 



The Chelmsford/Tyngsboro Town Line was peram- 
bulated and as a result, the Selectmen of Chelmsford and 
Tyngsboro requested permission from the Middlesex 
County Commissioners to re-set the Town Line 
monuments. 

The Selectmen fully endorsed the Recycling Program 
which includes the collection of paper on a regularly 
scheduled basis and the collection of glass and cans at 
various shopping centers throughout the Town. 

The Town Hall underwent extensive renovations which 
consisted of rewiring; carpeting of all offices; re-painting 
of offices and hallways; and new flooring in the lobby. 

Both Chelmsford and Westford have signed legislation 
this year for the establishment of the Chelms- 
ford/Westford Town Line, which was mutually agreed 
upon by both Towns. It is hoped that the bill will pass in 
1975. 

Many new Committees were formed which would better 
serve the community. These include the Flood Prevention 
Study Committee; Goals Committee; Industrial 
Development Financing Authority; Task Force for Off- 
Street Parking in Central Square; Vandalism Committee; 
and Water District Consolidation Committee. The Water 
District Consolidation Committee was appointed to study 
the feasibility of establishing a municipal water district. 
The firm of Weston and Sampson was selected to perform 
this study. Based on recommendations received from the 
Home Rule Advisory Committee, the Selectmen will 
appoint a committee to study the feasibility of 
establishing a Department of Public Works. 

The Selectmen continued to pursue the acquisition of the 
Middlesex County Training School. A proposal was 
submitted to the Middlesex County Commissioners as 
part of the continuing effort to acquire the Training School 
facility for the Town; however, no affirmative response 
was received from the Commissioners. 

A Public Hearing was held on the traffic control im- 
provements in the Central Square area, at which time 
Storch Engineers presented a preliminary proposal to 
correct the traffic congestion in the Square. A second 
hearing will be held in the early part of 1975, at which time 
Storch will present alternatives and sample public opinion 
on the environmental issues and engineering design 
details of this project. 

In accordance with Chapter 1166 of the Acts of 1973, 
Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman, was appointed as the 
Selectmen's representative to the Middlesex County 
Advisory Board, which was established to review all 
County budgets. 

Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman, was appointed as a 
member of the Massachusetts Home Rule Advisory 
Committee of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association. 

Also, William R. Murphy, Vice-Chairman, served for 
the second year as a member of the Board of Directors of 
the Massachusetts League of Cities and Towns. He was 
also a member of a twenty-five member statewide League 
Task Force of Mayors, Selectmen, Managers and 
municipal professionals, which conducted a six-month 
study of regional government and recommended 
policy/legislative direction to the League Board of 
Directors. 

The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act 
Program was implemented in 1974 to aid unemployed 
persons through the use of Federal funds. Under this 
program, thirty-four persons were employed in various 
Town departments. 

Throughout the year the members of the Town's various 
departments and committees have worked diligently and 
done an outstanding job. The Board would like to thank 
them for their involvement. This high level of citizen 
participation in Town Government has been a reaf- 
firmation of Government by the people, for the people. 




TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE (1 to r) Mildred Kershaw, Lee Judge, Mary St. Hilaire, 
Betty Delaney, Sandy Kilburn. 

TOWN CLERK 

Mary E. St. Hilaire. Town Clerk 
Mildred C. Kershaw, Ass't Town Clerk 

LICENSES AND VITAL RECORDS 



Sporting 


Dog 


Kennel 




Marriage Recorded 


Licenses 


Licenses 


Li 


censes 




Intentions Mortgages, etc. 


1,527 


2,546 

Births 
(Incomplete) 

328 




9 


Marriage 
283 




241 505 

Deaths 
213 






1974 Jl'RORS DRAWN 






14 


8-21-74 






71 


1-14-74 




28 


8-21-74 






73 


1-14-74 




79 


8-21-74 






16 


1-14-74 




11 


8-21-74 






32 


1-14-74 




17 


8-21-74 






13 


1-28-74 




65 


8-21-74 






27 


1-28-74 




82 


9-26-74 






47 


1-28-74 




40 


9-26-74 






56 


1-28-74 




35 


9-26-74 






14 


2-22-74 




80 


9-26-74 






20 


2-22-74 




15 


9-26-74 






79 


2-22-74 




69 


11-4-74 






5 


2-22-74 




77 


11-4-74 






45 


3-21-74 




3 


11-4-74 






40 


3-21-74 




4 


11-4-74 






15 


3-21-74 




83 


11-4-74 






6 


4-23-74 




7 


11-25-74 






70 


4-23-74 




23 


11-25-74 






63 


4-23-74 




46 


11-25-74 






46 


5-13-74 




2 


11-25-74 






82 


7-22-74 




85 


11-25-74 






77 


7-22-74 




24 


11-25-74 






22 


7-22-74 




84 


12-23-74 






2 


7-22-74 




76 


12-23-74 






76 


7-22-74 




74 


12-23-74 












60 


12-23-74 












59 


12-23-74 




These f 


»eople were drawn from the 1973 list 



10 



1973 JURY LIST 



Name 



Address 



1. CONSTANCE L. ALDEN, 20 Spaulding Road 

2. HARRY G.ADAMIAN, 44 Ruthellen Road 

3. DAVID J. BARBER, 1 Muriel Road 

4. RICHARD M. BIGGS, 136 Old Westford Road 

5. JOSEPH L. BONSIGNOR, 28 Westford Street 

6. BONNIE R. BRITT, 26 Newfield Street 

7. VICTOR W. BRUNELLE, 8 Columbus Avenue 

8. EVERETT W. BROWN, 17 Wilson Street 

9. WALTER D. BURROW, 17 Montview Road 

10. CHARLES J. CAMBRIA, 17 Kensington Drive 

11. EVAN L. CARAGANIS, 15 Bradford Road 

12. GEORGE R. CARSTENS, 52 Ansie Road 

13. JOEL N. CHASE, 10 Lauderdale Road 

14. GEORGE J. CLARKE, 211 Riverneck Road 

15. HELEN M. CONLEY, 10 Sherman Street 

16. STEVEN P. COOK, 7 Princeton Drive 

17. DORIS Y. CUMMINGS, 145 Old Westford Road 

19 . DONALD F . DE AN, Jr . , 22 Erlin Road 

20. MICHAEL J. DEVINE, 88 Brick Kiln Road 

21. LOUIS P. DINICOLA, 43 Ansie Road 

22. VIRGINIA DONOVAN, 15 Wilson Street 

23. THOMAS G.DOYLE, Jr. 27 Bradford Road 

24. RAYMOND G. DUCHARME, 63 Chelmsford Street 

25. DOROTHY L. DUMAIS, 11 Spaulding Road 

26 . GEORGE F. EDWARDS, 28 First Street 

27. FRANK E.ELY, 4 Murray Hill Road 

28. FRANK D.EVANS, 57 Sleigh Road 

29. LAWRENCE J. FINN, 18 Algonquin Road 

30. FRANCIS E.FLYNN, 3 Arbutus Avenue 

31. ALBERT R. FREDIANI, 37 Manning Road 

32. ALANS. GALE, 21 Arbor Road 

33. RUTH GARNER, 13 Dakota Road 

34. ROBERT J. GOODWILL, 5 Galloway Road 

35. GEORGE A. GRADY, 12 Hidden Way 

36. EARL K.HAIGHT, 8 Thornton Lane 

37. ALBERT W. HAUZE, 6 Cortland Drive 

38. DEBORAH M. HIGGINS, 134 Tyngsboro Road 

39. ALLAN M.HOWARD, 21 Oak Knoll Avenue 

40. RALPH J. HULSLANDER, Jr. 74 Smith Street 

41. RUTH A. IMBERNINO, 31 Pine Hill Road 

42. B. GEORGE JOHNSON, 8 Lynn Avenue 

43. WILLIAM P. JOHNSON, 26 Buckman Drive 

45. ARNOLD S. KATZ, 199 Old Westford Road 

46. ANDREW J. KENNEDY, 11 Domenic Drive 

47. BRYAN J. KOWALSKIE, 11 Dakota Drive 

48. JOHN H. LACOURSE, 7 Wilson Lane 

49. ARLENE R. LAPORTE, 44 Westford Street 

50. FREDERICK L. LAVALLE, 6 Surrey Lane 
51- GERALD I. LEVINE, 4 Westchester Drive 

52. RONALD J. LOISELLE, 1 Barry Drive 

53. JOHN LEECH, 9 Berkshire Road 

54. ELAINE T. MACIAK, 333 Boston Road 

55. ALFRED G. MALATESTA, Jr., 9Charlemont Court 

56. LOUISE A. MAROTTA, 41 Abbott Lane 

57. FRANKLIN D. MAY, 32 Sheppard Lane 

58. ELIZABETH A. MCCOY, 126 Park Road 

59. CHARLES L. MCENNIS, 20 Wright Street 

60. ROBERT B. MCHENRY, 8 Monument Hill Road 

61. JOHN F. MCLEAN, 73 Billerica Road 

62. LORETTA A. MOORE, 23 Bartlett Avenue 

63. J. ALAN MOYER, 69 Thomas Drive 

64. ANGELO MUZI, 12 Baldwin Road 

65. MARJORIE T. NOBREGA, 57 Brick Kiln Road 
66 THOMAS J. O'CONNOR, 6 Gelding Road 

67. ARTHUR D. OSBORNE, 6 Meehan Drive 

68. DAVID H. PATTISON, 40 Elm Street 

69. DONALD A. PIERCE, 5 Varney Avenue 

70. TERESA C. RABY, 30 Worthen Street 

71. RICHARD G. REBBERT, 35 Dalton Road 

72. RICHARD L. ROTELLI, 4 Wagontrail Road 



Occupation 

Executive Secretary 

Account Executive Salesman 

Golf Course Superintendent 

Manufacturer Representative 

Lounge Owner, manager 

Laboratory technician 

Senior Stock Clerk 

Bus & Truck Driver 

Journeyman, Electrician 

Owner, Retail Sales Gasoline & Tires 

Aircraft Refueling Drilling Foreman 

Manager, Assurance Engineering 

Hospital Service Director 

Tool Crib Keeper 

Makes books 

Truck Mechanic 

R&D Processor 

Electrician 

Mechanical technician 

Claim representative 

Clerk 

Business Manager 

Meat Ordering specialist 

Electronic assembler 

Security Police 

Sales Manager 

Vice-President of Manufacture of Computer Equip. 

Instrumentation engineer 

Supervisor 

Assistant Superintendent 

Production Planner 

Secretary 

Sales Representative 

Assistant Manager of Sales 

Marketing Specialist 

Technician 

Letter Carrier 

Sales Manager 

Bank Clerk 

Architect Representative 

Accountant 

President, Katz Carpets 

Accountant 

Engineer 

Plate Maker 

Clerk 

Engineer 

Ow ner of Eastern Video Systems 

Equipment Operator 

Writer 

Staff Assistant 

Personnel Administrator 

Engineer 

Boiler Plant Operator 

Laboratory Technician 

Foreman 

Engineer 

Supervisor 

Office Manager 

Engineer 

Scientist 

Electronic Machinery 

Engineer 

Computer Repair 

Cable Splicer 

Foreman 

Counter girl 

Superintendent 

Engineer 



11 



73. 

74. 

75. 

76. 

77. 

78. 

79. 

80. 

81. 

82. 

83. 

84. 

85. 

86. 

87. 

88. 

89. 

90. 

91. 

92. 

93. 

94. 

95. 

96. 

97. 

98. 



RICHARD J. RUSSELL, 3 Mansfield Drive 
EDWARD F. SAVAGE, Jr. 7 St. Nicholas Avenue 
MARY K. SIMPSON, 70 Boston Road 
RICHARD J. SOUCIER, 225 Groton Road 
JOSEPH C. SPICER, 8 Brentwood Road 
FRANCIS J. STAGNONE, 48 Brentwood Road 
GLENNADEAN STEEL, 18 Marina Road 
OWEN C. SWIMM, 44 Boston Road 
DIANE M. THERIAULT, 79 Richardson Road 
THOMAS TOUGAS, 16 Swain Road 
EDMOND C. TRUDEL, 3 Marinel Avenue 
JOHN P. VIOLA, 20 Cloverhill Drive 
FREDERICK C. WARREN, 182 Concord Road 
DONALD A. WEILBRENNER, 14 Gay Street 
PHYLLIS M. WHITNEY, 350 Old Westford Road 
ALFRED M. WOODS, 11 Radcliffe Road 
MENELAOS YANKOPOULOS, 9 Dayton Street 
MICHAEL ZYMARIS, 7 Bonanza Road 
FREDERICK ABRAHAMSON, 177 Groton Road 
ANTHONY V. ALTERIO, 34 Chestnut Hill Road 
ROBERT J. ARCHAMBAULT, 19 Mission Road 
THEODORE S. ATHAS, 176 A Main Street 
CLAIRE J. MCDERMOTT, 7 Dunshire Drive 
HAROLD N. I'ANSON, 11 Robin Hill Road 
JOHN L. CARROLL, 19 Pleasant Street 
WILLIAM C. CURRY, 15 Overlook Drive 



Manager 

Engineer 

Secretary 

Operator 

Computer Programmer 

Distributor 

Housewife 

Engineer Assistant 

Supervisor 

Lift Operator 

Machinist 

Analyst 

Engineer 

TollTestman 

Salesclerk 

President, A&A Construction 

Price Analyst 

Engineer 

Film Operator 

Engineer 

Manufacturer of generators specialist 

Engineer 

Clerk 

Foreman 

Telephone Co. Assigner 

Manager, Military Data Systems 



1974 JURY LIST 



Name 



Address 



1. DERRINM. ALBERGHENE, 12 Carleton Avenue 

2. JAMES F. ARMITAGE, 135 Dunstable Road 

3. DORILDA M. BARBER, 127 Hunt Road 

4. ALBERT A. BARROWS, Jr. 7 Bowl Road 

5. BRUCE P. BELANGER, 144 Westford Street 

6. ROGER A. BLOMGREN, 24 Dunshire Drive 

7. VERNON L. BURTON, 23 Stearns Street 

8. JOHN CARDULLO, 60 Pine Hill Road 

9. ROBERT A. CHASE, 67 Riverneck Road 
10 BELLA T. CLARKE, 6 Clarke Avenue 

11. JOHN T.COONEY, 8 Arbutus Avenue 

12. PAUL G.CRETE, 14 Reid Road 

13. DAVID F. CURRIER, 4 Cliff Road 

14. NORMA J. DAVISON, 9 Cypress Street 

15. ANTHONY J. DENARO, 8 Schofield Road 

16. RICHARD D.DEVNO, 14 Blodgett Park 

17. WILLIAM H.DOMEY, 14 Sherman Street 

18. FRANCIS J. DUNLAVEY, 33 Groton Road 
19- KENNETH A. DUVAL, 28 Charlemont Court 

20. FRANKLYN R. FADER, 217 Main Street 

21. V. SCOTT FOLLANSBEE, 3 Fuller Road 

22. RICHARD J. FREITAS, 10 Arbor Road 

23. ALLAN F. GAGE, 27 Cathv Road 

24. JOSEPHS. GAUDETTE, Jr. 12Cove Street 

25. CHARLES GEORGE, 12 Dawn Drive 

26. DOROTHY E. GIBSON, 12 Gregory Road 

27. JOHN W.A. GILMAN, 3 Pennock Road 

28. PAULETTE L. GROUT, 105 Richardson Road 

29. GLADYS E.HABERMAN, 4 Susan Avenue 

30. JOHN F. HAYES, 3 Churchill Road 

31. ROBERTE.HEROUX,18DennisonRoad 

32. RALF M. HOEHN, 36 Berkeley Drive 

33. GERRY HOYE, 17 Dunstan Road 

34. BARBARA G. HUNTLEY, Sinai Circle/Kennelworth Apts. 

35. ANTHONY J. KAMINSKI, Jr., 114 Meadowbrook Road 

36. ALEXANDER R. KEENAN, 11 Lakeside Avenue 

37. JOHN R. KELLY, 5 Amble Road 

38. EDWARD L. KERSHAW, 74 Old Stage Road 



Occupation 

Machinist-Engineering Department Model Maker 

Boilermaker-Welder 

Beauty Shop Owner & Hairdresser 

Unemployed/Part-Time Tennis Instructor 

Potter 

Division Staff Accountant 

Framing Contractor, Pres. & Treas. own company 

Regional Sales Manager, Computer Services 

Machinist 

Assembler 

Computer Systems Manager 

Electronics Engineer 

Investment Consultant 

Assembler 

Instrument Maker 

Circuit Board Drill Leader 

Reared 

Plumber 

Electro-Optical Engineer 

Supermarket Manager 

RE. Builder & Booker/Self-Employed 

Builder/Self-Employed 

Packaging it Material Buyer 

Civil Engineer 

Carpenter 

Part-Time Billing Clerk 

Director of Mail Order and Advertising 

Unemployed 

Asst. to VP of Insurance Company 

Materials Engineer 

Plumbing Foreman 

Marketing Manager 

Bookkeeper 

Assistant Dean of Administration 

Mechanic 

Project Control on Circuit Boards 

Salesman 

Director of Field Services 



12 



39. PATRICIA S. KNAPP, 67 Pine Hill Road 

40. RALPH A. KOKOSKA, 30 Arbor Road 

41. BARBARA M. LANGWORTHY, 14 Prancing Road 

42. RICHARD J. LATULIPPE, 2 Meehan Drive 

43. EARL R. LEACH, 4 Pecos Circle 

44. GEORGE F. LEVASSEUR, 21 Varney Avenue 

45. RAYMOND A. LINDSAY, 27 Old Stage Road 

46. MARGARET F. LYNCH, 13 Galloway Road 

47. JOHN MACPHEE, 14 Pendleton Road 

48. LEE ANN MANSEAU, 70 Boston Road, Apt.H120 

49. WARREN EDGAR MARR, 23 Galloway Road 

50. GARY B. MAUSER, 3 Baldwin Road 

51. HELENE E. MCCUE, 17 Sunset Avenue 

52. JAMES ROBERT MCGINN, 8 Hidden Way 

53. HELEN M. MERRILL, 285 Chelmsford Street 

54. CHARLES E. MORGAN, 51 Manning Road 

55. JAMES E. MULLEM, 5 Howard Road 

56. PHILIP D. MURPHY, 89 Park Road 

57. WILLIAM A. NORDSTROM, Jr., 15 Mcintosh Road 

58. HELEN L. O'BRIEN, 8 Temi Road 

59. JOHN O'GRADY, 14 Green Valley Drive 

60. STTNA ALICE OLSON, 8 Gary Road 

61. PAUL B. O'SULLIVAN, 17 Clover Hill Drive 

62. HENRY J. PARK, 27 Horseshoe Road 

63. RUTH J. PELOQUIN, 63 Amble Road 

64. DAVID B. POLLOCK, 5 Nevada Drive 

65. TERESA RICHARDSON, 281 Mill Road 

66. JOSEPH P. RIVARD, 7 Bentley Lane 

67. KENNETH A. ROY, 3 Woodhead Road 

68. LORRAINE M. RYAN, 14 Dennison Road 

69. WALTER R. SKERRY, 6 Brush Hill Road 

70. IGNATIUS G. SIMARD, 80 Riverneck Road 

71. EDITH ST. CYR, 34 Beech Street 

72. RONALD J. STANTON, 270 Littleton Road 

73. WILLIAM J. SWEENEY, 33 Longmeadow Road 

74. PAUL V.THOMAS, 30 Ansie Road 

75. DOROTHY M. TILTON, 11 C Street 

76 ARMAND A. TRAHAN, 10 Draycoach Drive 

77. ALAN E. TUCKER, 8 Cathy Road 

78. RONALD UBERTI, 207 Concord Road 

79. RITA C. VINES, 232 Princeton Street 

80. STEPHEN J. WALL, 26 Firth Lane 

81 LILLIAN A. WASS, 7 Garrison Road 

82 ERNEST R.WOESSNER, Jr., 31 Westland Avenue 

83. JAMES L. WOOSTER, Jr., 169 Boston Road 

84. JOHN M. ZEMAITIS, Jr . , 14 Pleasant Street 

85. LARRY G.B. YEE, 157 Westford Street 



Housewife 

Production Control Specialist 

Housewife 

Manager of Financial Planning 

Test Design Development Engineer 

Painter 

Sales Manager 

Housewife 

Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor 

Executive Secretary to VP 

Safety Inspector, Mechanic 

Design Engineer 

Clerk 

Senior Financial Analyst 

Housewife 

Tuber 

Electronics Engineering Aide 

Program Manager 

Services Office Machines 

Proofreader 

Manufacturer's Representative 

At Home 

Electrical Engineer 

Radar Systems Engineer 

Plant Clerk 

Electrical Engineer 

Executive Secretary 

President of Trucking Company 

Industrial Engineering Manager 

Housewife 

Technical Supervisor 

Foreman 

Office Manager 

Lab Technician 

Computer Maintenance Technician 

Mechanical Engineer 

Switchboard Operator 

Electrical Engineer 

Computer Repair 

Computer Programmer 

Housewife 

Owner-T.V. Sales & Repair 

Housewife 

Store Detective 

Assistant Manager of Liquor Store 

Department Manager 

Lab Technician 



13 



WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
April 1, 1974 and May 6. 1974 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in their several polling places, 
viz: 



Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 

Precinct 10. 

Precinct 11. 

Precinct 12. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 



McFarlin School - All Purpose Room 

North Elementary School Auditorium 

Junior High School Band Room 

East Chelmsford School 

Byam School, Cafetorium 

Westlands School, Cafeteria 

North Elementary School, Auditorium 

Senior High School, Small Gymnasium 

South Row School Auditorium 

South Row School Auditorium 

Westlands School Cafeteria 

Fire House - Old Westf ord Road 



On Monday, the first day of April, 1974, being the first 
Monday in said month, at 12 noon, the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

Two selectmen for three years. 

One Assessor for three years. 

One member of the Board of Health for three years. 

Two members of the School Committee for three years 

Two members of the Nashoba Valley Technical High 

School District Committee for three years 

One Park Commissioner for three years 

A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Veterans' Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Clerk 

4. Town Accountant 

5. Assistant Treasurer 

6. Town Counsel 

7. Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 

8. Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

9. Board of Registrar's Clerk 

10. Clerk 

1 1 . Planning Board Clerk 

12. Board of Registrars, three members 

B. CONSERVATION AND CEMETERY 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 

3. Moth Superintendent 

4. Land sea per 

5. Laborer, Park and Cemetery 

6. Unskilled laborer 

7. Park Superintendent 

8. Skilled Forest Workman 

9. Cemetery Equipment Operator 



One Park Commissioner for two years 
One Cemetery Commissioner for three years 
One Sinking Fund Commissioner for three years 
Two Trustees of Public Libraries for three years 
One member of the Planning Board for five years 
One member of the Sewer Commission for three years 
One Constable for three years 

The polls will be open from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.: and to 
meet in the CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL GYM- 
NASIUM on Monday, the sixth day of May, 1974 at 7:30 
o'clock in the evening, then and there to act upon the 
following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of Town Officers and 
Committees: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to further 
amend Section 24, subtitled. "Job Titles and Standard 
Rates for Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and 
Salary ByLaw" by creating the following new positions 

Building Inspector (Full Time* 

Purchasing Agent (Part Time ) 

Administrative Assistant to Recreation Commission 

Director of Summer Program, Recreation Commission 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 2A. To see if the Town will vote to further 
amend Section 24, subtitled "Job Titles and Standard 
Rates for Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and 
Salary Bylaw", to conform to rates of pay negotiated by 
the Town with certain labor organizations, pursuant to 
General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 178 G through 178 N: 
or act in relation thereto. 





Fiscal July 1,1974 


Current 1974 


June 30, 1975 


S 3,270.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


S 6,695.00 p.a. 


$** 


S 5,484.00 p.a. 


S ** 


$10,656.00 p.a. 


j ** 


1.00 p.a. 


1 ** 


S 500.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


$ 9,258.00 p.a. 


j ** 


S 2.77 hr. 


j ** 


$ 850.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


S 2.77 hr. 


J ** 


S 2.77 hr. 


J** 


S 275.00 ea. 


$ ** 


$10,617.00 p.a. 


I** 


S 4.06 hr. 


$** 


S 1.00 p.a. 


$** 


S 1.75 hr. 


$ ** 


S 3.32 hr. 


J ** 


S 2.05 hr. 


s ** 


S 9,720.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


S 2.72 hr. 


J ** 


$ 3.92 hr. 


J ** 



14 



C. CUSTODIAL 



1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 

3. Custodian (Police Department) 

4. Custodian (Fire Department) 



3.07 hr. 


$ ** 


3.07 hr. 


I ** 


3.07 hr. 


$ ** 


3.07 hr. 


$ ** 



D. LIBRARY 

1. 
1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 



Librarian MLS 

Librarian MLS (Assistant) 

Branch Librarian 

Senior Assistant Librarian 

Junior Assistant Librarian 

Clerk 

Aides 



SI 


.2,459.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


$ 


8,797.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


$ 


7,412.00 p.a. 


1 ** 


$ 


3.08 hr. 


$ ** 


$ 


2.63 hr. 


$ ** 


$ 


2.77 hr. 


$ ** 


$ 


2.05 hr. 


$ ** 



E. HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

1. Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 



$15,431.00 p.a. 
$ 4.84 hr. 



$ ** 
$ ** 



* The remaining classifications in this department are subject to collective bargaining. 



F. TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT * 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 



$15,431.00 p.a. 
$13,586.00 p.a. 



$ ** 
$ ** 



* The remaining classifications in this department are subject to collective bargaining. 



TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Chief 
Captain 
Matron 
Special Police 



5. School Traffic Supervisor 



$15,431.00 p.a. 
$13,586.00 p.a. 
$ 3.62 hr. 

$ 4.12 hr. 

$ 3.33 hr. 



$ ** 
I ** 

$ ** 
$ ** 



* The remaining classifications in this department are subject to collective bargaining. 



H. RECREATION 



1. Director 

(Transportation) 
1A. Administrative Assistant to Recreation Director 
IB. Director of Summer Program 



2. Swimming Director 

3. Swimming Instructor 

4. Playground Director 

5. Playground Supervisor 

6. Playground Instructor 

7. Sports Instructor 



$ 2,500.00 


p.a. 


$ ** 


$ 250.00 


p.a. 


$ ** 


$ new 




$ ** 


$ new 




$ ** 


Min. 


Max. 




$80.00 wk. 


$100.00 wk. 


$ ** 


$56.00 wk. 


$ 80.00 wk. 


$ ** 


$80.00 wk. 


$100.00 wk. 


$ ** 


$45.00 wk. 


$ 66.00 wk. 


| ** 


$56.00 wk. 


$ 80.00 wk. 


$ ** 


$ 3.00 hr. 


$ 5.00 hr. 


$ ** 



15 



I. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



1. Animal Inspector 

2. Building Inspector 

3. Gas Inspector 

4. Electric Inspector 

5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 

6. Dog Officer 
6a. Assistant Dog Officer 

7. Clock Winder 

8. Purchasing Agent (Part Time) 

** The rates set forth for the above departments are the current 1974 rates and as negotiations are 
continuing, these rates will be amended at the Town meeting. 

or act in relation thereto. Personnel Board 



1,000.00 p.a. 


$** 


2,000.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


4.00 visit 


$ ** 


4.00 visit 


$ ** 


1,000.00 p.a. 


$ ** 


6,458.00 p.a. 


s ** 


2.59 hr. 


$ ** 


100.00 p.a. 


s ** 


new 





ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate such sums of money as may be required to 
defray town charges for the fiscal period from July 1. 1974 
to June 30, 1975 ; or act in relation thereto. 

Treasurer 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning July 1. 1974, in 
accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 
44 Section 4, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable 
within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one year in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Treasurer 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to request the 
Department of Corporations and Taxation. Division of 
Accounts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make 
an audit of all accounts in all departments in the Town of 
Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Treasurer 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a certain sum of money with which to meet 
bills for previous years; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $240,250.61 or some other sum of 
money to pay the Treasurer of Middlesex County 
Retirement System, the said amount being the town's 
share of the pension, expense, and military service funds; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $ or some other sum of 

money, to be used as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of 
the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation thereto. 

Finance Commission 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to accept an 
amendment to Section IV of the Nashoba Valley Technical 
High School District agreement which was proposed by 
the Regional District School Committee on January 22, 
1974 and which provides for the apportionment of the 
District's capital costs after July 1, 1974 (other than debt 



service on bonds which are now outstanding) on the basis 
of pupil enrollments in the Regional District School; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow the 
sum of $250,000.00 requested by the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School District Committee for the purpose 
of obtaining plans, specifications, architectural services 
and other related material necessary for the construction 
of an addition to the Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School, and the Town shall pay its proportional share of 
the above amount pursuant to the Agreement between the 
Town of Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton and Westford, 
Massachusetts, with respect to the establishment of a 
Regional Vocational High School District, as amended; 
and if such sum is by borrowing, to authorize the issuance 
of bonds: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote in the af- 
firmative on the following question: 

Shall the Town, in addition to the payment of 50% of 
a premium for contributory group life and health 
insurance for employees in the service of the Town 
and their dependents, pay a subsidiary or additional 
rate? 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds in the 
Treasury the sum of $57,400.00 for Chapter 90 con- 
struction: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for purchase of equipment for the Highway 
Department, such purchases to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen, and to authorize 
said Board of Selectmen to dispose of equipment presently 
being used by the Highway Department as follows: 

(a) To purchase one truck chassis (for waste 
collections! for the Highway Department and to sell 
by good and sufficient bill of sale one waste 
collection truck presently being used by the High- 
way Department: 



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(b) To purchase one packer body (for waste 
collections) for the Highway Department: 



(c) To purchase two truck cabs and chassis for the 
Highway Department and to sell by good and suf- 
ficient bill of sale two truck cabs and chassis 
presently being used by the Highway Department: 

(d) To purchase one 3/4 ton pickup truck for the 
Highway Department: 

(e) To purchase two snow plows for the Highway 
Department, such purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a certain sum of money for the purpose of 
purchasing six (6) new 1974 four door sedans to be used by 
the Police Department, said purchase to be made under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; and to 
authorize the Selectmen to transfer by a good and suf- 
ficient bill of sale title to two (2) 1972 and three (3) 1973 
cruisers now being used by the Police Department; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the 
sum of $5,000 from the Perpetual Care Interest Account to 
the General Labor Account: or act in relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the 
sum of $5,000 from the Perpetual Care Interest Account to 
the Beaut if icat ion Account: or act in relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a 
certain sum of money from the Sale of Graves & Lots 
Account to the Hart Pond Cemetery Hot Top Account: or 
act in relation thereto. 

Cemetery Commission 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, or transfer from available funds, a certain 
sum of money, said sum to be utilized by the Park Com- 
missioners, for the purpose of constructing a building for 
the Park Department, with a portion of it to be used by the 
Recreation Commission, on land now owned by the Town; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Park Commissioners 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a certain sum of money to complete the 
recreational facility at the Roberts' property, said money 
to cover costs of grading, seeding, loam, benches, in- 
stalling water service, completing parking area, 
enlarging skating area, fencing, steps and other capital 
improvements to complete the project; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Recreation Commission 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a certain sum of money to construct tennis 



courts on the South Row School property, said tennis 
courts to be built under the direct supervision of the 
Chelmsford Recreation Commission; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Recreation Commission 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a certain sum of money to be used to restore 
and equip the "Little Red School House" to its original 
state, said project to be under the direction of the 
Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebrations Com- 
mission; or act in relation thereto. 

Revolutionary War Bicentennial 
Celebrations Commission 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to designate 
the following roads as scenic roads under the provisions of 
Chapter 40, Section 15 C to preserve the historical and 
natural character and physical appearance of such roads : 

Byam Road from Robin Hill Road to Acton Road: 
Garrison Road from Littleton Road to Hunt Road: 
Crooked Spring Road from School Street to River- 
meadow Road: 

Worthen Street in its entirety: 
Crosby Lane in its entirety: 

or act in relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission and 
Historical Commission 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds the sum of 
$50,000 for application to the Conservation Fund: or act in 
relation thereto. 

Conservation Commission 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire in fee simple, by pur- 
chase, by eminent domain, or otherwise for conservation 
purposes the following described land which is bounded as 
follows: 

That certain parcel of land located in Chelmsford on 
the southerly side of but not adjacent to Dunstable 
Road and thus bounded and described: 

Southeasterly by land conveyed to the Lowell 
Sportsmen's Club by deed of Octave L. L'herault 
dated December 24, 1948 and recorded in Middlesex 
District Registry of Deeds in Book 1107, Page 424: 

Southwesterly by land conveyed to Esther Cody by 
deed recorded in Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds, Book 941, Page 429: 

Northwesterly and Northeasterly by land formerly 
of John Trubey, now of Town of Chelmsford. 

Said parcel contains approximately 7.86 acres. 

Said land to be held, managed, and controlled by the 
Conservation Commission for conservation purposes: and 
further for the purpose of acquiring said land and for the 
purpose of paying, in whole or in part, any damages for 
which the Town may be liable by reason of the taking of 
said land by eminent domain: to see if the Town will vote 
to authorize the Selectmen to expend a certain sum of 
money from the Conservation Fund: or act in relation 
thereto. 

Conservation Commission 



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ARTICLE 25. To see the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Bylaw: 

All residents using the trash collection services 
must be required to separate and bundle all 
newspaper, magazines, junk mail, and other 
recyclable papers, for separate pickup. Cans and 
glass are to be added to this pickup as it becomes 
feasible by the Board of Selectmen: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Petition 



ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate 
a certain sum of money to be placed in a special fund 
authorized under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53C 
of the General Laws as now or hereafter amended, said 
fund to be used along with all money received by the Town 
as compensation performed by its employees or off-duty 
work details for the compensation of said off-duty em- 
ployees in the discretion of the authority authorizing such 
off-duty detail: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following resolution: 

"Resolved, that any action taken by the Selectmen 
of the Town of Chelmsford pursuant to the issuing of 
liquor licenses shall become effective only after 
ratification by referendum vote at a duly con- 
stituted Town Meeting. The legislation herein 
enacted shall be made retroactive to January 1, 
1974": 

or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
provision of Chapter 889 of the Acts of 1971 which provides 
for additional compensation for assessors or assistant 
assessors who have completed certain courses of study: 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Assessors 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
following section of the General Laws of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts: 

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 53 Section 
9A - 

The Final date for obtaining blank nomination 
papers for nomination to city or town office shall be 
forty-eight weekday hours prior to the hour on 
which nomination papers are required to be sub- 
mitted to the registrars of voters for certification. 

Each candidate shall file with the city or town clerk, 
prior to obtaining blank nomination papers, a 
statement containing his name and address, and the 
city or town office for which he intends to be a 
candidate. 

No candidate for city or town office shall receive 
more blank nomination papers than will contain the 
number of signatures required to place his name in 
nomination, multiplied by five: 
or act in relation thereto. 

Town Clerk 



ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
first sentence of Article XI, Sub-section 11. 1 by deleting 
therefrom the word "two" and substitute therefor the 
word "three" so that said sentence will read as follows: 

"There is hereby established a Board of Appeals of 
five members and three associates all of whom 
shall be residents of the Town of Chelmsford to be 
appointed by the Selectmen, as provided in Chapter 
40A of the General Laws, which shall act on all 
matters within its jurisdiction under this Bylaw in 
the manner prescribed in Chapter 40A of the 
General Laws": 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Appeals 



ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to declare that 
an Industrial Development Financing Authority is needed 
to Chelmsford: that security against future unem- 
ployment and lack of business opportunity is required and 
can be provided by attracting new industry to the Town or 
substantially expanding existing industry within the 
Town, through an industrial development project or 
projects financed under the provisions of Chapter 40D of 
the Massachusetts General Laws: or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate transfer or borrow $19,500.00 or a lesser sum 
of money to hire an engineering firm to develop plans for 
the correction of Central Square traffic problems, the 
expenditure of said funds to be conditional upon state 
approval of the Town's Central Square "Spot" Im- 
provement Application: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the purchase and or lease of a 12 
passenger Van for the use of the Council on Aging and 
defraying all operating, maintenance and other expenses 
in connection therewith: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Town Bylaws by deleting the following chapter entitled 
"Powers of Selectmen" and adding the following entitled 
"Streets and Sidewalks". 

Section I - Permit 

1.1 No person or individual, corporation or other 
type of entity shall open a trench in, or disturb the 
surface of, any existing street or way, or any 
proposed way or street in a proposed subdivision, 
for any of the following purposes, but not restricted 
thereto, of installing, repairing, and/or maintaining 
any duct, conduit, sleeve, pipe or other structure to 
be used for the distribution or transmission of 
wastewater or sewage, surface or storm water, 
potable water, brook or water course, gas, oil or any 
of its by-products in any form, electrical power or 
service, telephone or telegraph service, until a 
permit therefor is granted by the Board of Select- 
men and Highway Superintendent except in an 
emergency as determined by the Highway 
Superintendent. This Bylaw does not apply to the 
placing or replacing of poles. 



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1.2 Permits will be issued only in accordance with 
this Bylaw to the owners of the Utility or the Utility 
Company by whom the utility installation is wanted, 
or others as described in Paragraph 1.1, or to their 
duly authorized agents only: no permit shall be 
issued to the contractor. All work covered by permit 
shall commence within one (1) month of date of 
issuance of permit and be pursued diligently until 
completed. Time of completion shall be stated in 
permit and upon expiration of said time a new 
permit will have to be issued under conditions and 
terms as required by this Bylaw and its amend- 
ments in effect at the renewal date. For the purpose 
of this Bylaw a CATV company or corporation shall 
be considered a Utility. 

1.3 The owners of the Utility and/or Utility Com- 
pany or others, as described in Paragraph 1.1, shall 
exercise this permit subject to all the rules and 
regulations made from time to time by the State 
Department of Public Safety, Department of Public 
Works and Department of Public Utilities, and 
nothing in this permit shall be construed as 
authorizing any installations or maintenance 
thereof except in strict conformity with all federal, 
state, and municipal laws, ordinances, bylaws, and 
regulations. 

1.4 No work shall begin or continue in any street or 
way unless the permit, legally and duly issued, or a 
duplicate copy, be on the site of the work and shall 
be shown to any police officer or other authorized 
municipal person upon request thereby. A legally 
and duly issued permit shall be a permit which 
states the name and business address of the ap- 
plicant, and a general description of the work to be 
done that is signed by not less than three (3) 
Selectmen and the Highway Superintendent. 

1.5 All applications for any permit shall be in 
quadruplicate. All applications and work to be done 
under any permit issued must meet with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen Majority and Highway 
Superintendent or a Unanimous vote of the Select- 



1.6 If, during the progress of the work to be done, 
under the initial permit, any existing duct, conduit, 
sleeve, pipe or other structure used for the 
distribution or transmission of wastewater or 
sewage, surface or storm water, potable water, 
brook, or water course, gas, oil or any of its by- 
products in any form, electrical power or service, 
telephone or telegraph service, is encountered and 
must be relocated and/or modified in any way so 
that the work will function properly and as intended 
upon completion, a separate legally and duly issued 
permit must be obtained for each proposed 
relocation and/or modification. 

1.7 All applications for any permit shall be ac- 
companied by a certified check payable to the Town 
of Chelmsford in the amount of $3.00 per lineal foot. 
If work is to be done on more than one (1) way or 
street, a separate legally and duly issued permit 
must be obtained for each way or street. Permits 
required under Paragraph 1.6 and the first renewal 
of any legally and duly issued permit are not subject 
to the application fee as provided for in this 
Paragraph. Failure of work to commence within 
one (1) month of the date of issuance automatically 
voids the permit and will result in forfeiture of ten 
percent (10%) of the application fee to the Town of 
Chelmsford. 



1.8 All outstanding permits, issued by the Board of 
Selectmen, Highway Superintendent, or any other 
town governmental board, committee, or body 
which had and/or had authorization to issue permits 
to open a trench in, or distrub the surface of, any 
existing and/or proposed way or street, that have 
not been exercised, either in whole or in part, prior 
to this Bylaw being adopted by the Town and filed 
with the Secretary of State and/or Attorney General 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be ef- 
fective, shall be void. 

Section 2 - Plans, Surveys, Measurements, and 
Control 

2.1 Prior to the issuance of a permit all of the 
following requirements must be rigidly observed. 
Any application for a permit under this Bylaw shall 
be accompanied with the following: 

2.1.1 A separate sheet, 24" x 36" in size, for each 
street or way to be included within the proposed 
work, said sheet to show a plan view, with north 
point, and profile of the street or way at a horizontal 
scale of forty (40) feet to an inch and a vertical scale 
of four (4) feet to an inch, with existing center line 
grades, in fine solid lines with existing elevations, 
derived from actual field survey, at fifty (50) foot 
stations shown by figures. Said plan view of the 
proposed work and installation shall show location 
of the work in reference to existing utilities and 
structures, i.e., sanitary sewers, storm sewers and 
drains, water mains, any locatable utility in- 
stallations, and their appurtenances, easements 
property and street right of way lines, bounds, 
and/or property markers, and other necessary 
physical features such as curb lines, sidewalks, 
water gates, gas gates, utility poles, and trees of 
diameter greater than six (6) inches. Said profile of 
the proposed work and installation shall show 
location of the work in reference to existing utilities 
and structures, i.e., sanitary sewers, storm sewers 
and drains, water mains, any locatable utility in- 
stallations, and their appurtenances. Both plan 
view and profile shall extend at least two hundred 
fifty (250) feet beyond the end limits of the proposed 
work and installation. All information pertaining to 
existing lines and utilities to be shown in fine lines, 
all proposed work to be shown in heavy lines. The 
plan view shall be on the upper portion of the sheet 
and the profile on the lower portion of the sheet. 



2.1.2 Offset lines and/or ties from locatable or 
relocatable points must be shown, e.g., bound points 
and property lines. 

2.1.3 Cross sections and/or details of proposed 
conduits, structures, etc., must be shown. Details 
and dimensions of outsized structures including 
manholes and vaults must be shown. All outsized 
structures including manholes and vaults must be 
shown. All cross sections and details must be drawn 
to scale on a separate sheet, 24" x 36" in size. 

2.1.4 All verticle control shall be based on the Town 
of Chelmsford Datum. 

2.1.5 All horizontal control shall be based on the 
Town of Chelmsford Coordinate System. 

2.1.6 Construction standards as hereinafter detailed 
must be visually detailed and/or enscribed on the 
plan view and/or profile. 



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2.1.7 Each sheet shall be a one and one half (1 1/2) 
inch border on the left and one half (1/2) inch border 
along the remainder of the sheet. The lower right 
hand corner of each sheet shall contain the name of 
the street or way, type of proposed utility in- 
stallation, name and address of applicant for 
permit, date, scale, name and address of surveyor, 
name and address of engineer, and sheet number in 
a block 4" x 6" in size. If the proposed work and 
installation involves more than five thousand (5000) 
linear feet of street or way, a title sheet, 24" x 36" in 
size, shall be the first sheet of the plans with a locus 
plan of the work at a scale of two thousand (2000) 
feet to an inch. 

2.1.8 Names of all abutters to the street or way 
proposed for the work shall be shown on each plan 
as they appear in the most recent tax list. 

2.1.9 Each sheet of the plans shall be signed and 
stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor and 
Registered Professional Engineer with seals of 
registration for the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. Those portions of the plan 
representing engineering design shall be prepared 
by a Registered Professional Engineer. 

2.1.10 A letter size locus plan of the work at a scale 
of two thousand (2000) to an inch, in quadruplicate, 
must accompany the permit application. 

2.1.11 Eight (8) prints, dark line on white 
background, of sheets shall be submitted with the 
application. 

2.2 If deemed necessary by the Selectmen. Highway 
Superintendent, or their duly authorized 
representative, a baseline or centerline of con- 
struction for both vertical and horizontal control of 
the work will be established prior to construction by 
a Registered Land Surveyor. This baseline or 
centerline will be shown on final construction plans 
No variation from the baseline or centerline of 
construction to be made unless written permission 
is given by the Selectmen, Highway Superintendent, 
or their duly authorized representative. All plans 
are to be submitted to the Selectmen and Highway 
superintendent for review prior to issuance of 
permit. 

2.3 When proposed location of installation is in the 
sidewalk area or in any other location where ac- 
curacy of bounds, bound points, property markers, 
etc., may be jeopardized, the Highway Superin- 
tendent shall require that a Registered Land Sur- 
veyor locate and properly reference tie all such 
points prior to construction. Upon completion of all 
construction, the bounds, bound points, property 
markers, etc., will then be checked against the 
reference ties and any variation of said points will 
be duly recorded by the Registered Land Surveyor. 
A legible copy of all field notes and ties recorded by 
the Registered Land Surveyor, upon completion of 
his work, become the property of the Highway 
Superintendent. Original Field notes are to be 
available for examination by duly authorized 
representatives of the Highway Superintendent 
upon request. 

Section 3 - Notification of Commencement 

Written notification of one (1) week prior to 
commencing construction will be required. This 
notification shall be sent to the Highway Superin- 



tendent and Police Chief, and shall contain the 
name, address, and telephone number of the con- 
tractor of party which is to perform the work as well 
as the telephone number for emergency calls which 
may arise when the contractor is absent from the 
work site. 

Section 4 - Work Hours 

4.1 All work to be performed hereunder shall be 
done between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
provided, however, that different work hours for the 
performance of such work may be agreed upon or 
required for good cause by the Highway Superin- 
tendent and said requirement shall be stated in 
writing at the time of issuance of the permit. 

4.2 No Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday work will 
be allowed unless an emergency or accommodation 
situation arises, and permission is given by the 
Highway Superintendent. Said permission may be 
granted orally: however, a written confirmation 
that such permission has been granted shall be 
made by the Highway Superintendent as soon as 
practicable thereafter. 

4.3 In regard to Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday 
work the Highway Superintendent shall determine 
whether an emergency or accommodation situation 
exists Emergency is an unforeseen combination of 
circumstances which calls for immediate action, a 
pressing necessity. 

4.4 No excavation, trenching, etc., shall be allowed 
in any street or way, accepted or unaccepted or 
proposed way or street, between November 15 and 
April 1, except in the case of an emergency, which 
shall be determined by the Highway Supt. 



Section 5 - Photographs 

5.1 If required by the Selectmen and/or Highway 
Supt. a sufficient number of photographs must be 
taken prior to the excavation to serve as reference 
to insure restoration of designated areas to their 
former condition. 

5.2 The required photographs within the work limits 
shall be taken prior to the commencement of the 
work, and shall be of size, type, quality and number 
as determined by the Highway Superintendent. 

5.3 All expenses incurred by the requirements of 
this Section shall be borne by the permittee. 



Section 6 - Inspector 

6.1 A full time inspector shall be assigned to each 
trench opening or excavation site in any way or 
street, accepted or unaccepted, or proposed way or 
street, by the Highway Supt. 

6.2 The inspector's duties will be as determined by 
the Highway Supt. In general, the inspector will be 
the Town's agent who will ensure compliance of the 
work with the provisions of this Bylaw. 

6.3 The inspector will file daily written reports with 
the Highway Seupt. and a copy to the Selectmen and 
will be responsible for reporting any violations of 
the provisions of this Bylaw in said daily written 
reports. 



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6.4 Safety and the use of proper construction 
methods and/or techniques are not the respon- 
sibility of the inspector. 

6.5 Failure of the Highway Supt. to assign an in- 
spector to a trench opening or excavation site, in 
any way or street, accepted or unaccepted, or 
proposed way or street, does not, in any way relieve 
the permittee of responsibility of full compliance 
with the provisions of this Bylaw. 

6.6 The fee and incidental expenses of the inspector 
shall be borne by the permittee and payable, by 
check or money order, to the Town of Chelmsford. 

6.7 The permittee is solely responsible for notifying 
the Highway Supt. in writing of any scheduled 
testing of any work under permit at least forty-eight 
(48) continuous hours prior to the time of the 
scheduled test. Failure of the permittee to do so 
could result, if deemed necessary by the Highway 
Supt. in the retesting of those portions of the work 
for which the testing was unobserved by the High- 
way Supt. or his duly authorized representative. 

Section 7 - Safety 

7.1 The permittee shall so prosecute his work that 
traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, will be 
maintained over and through the work with a 
maximum of safety and convenience. 

7.2 Every opening made in a street or way, accepted 
or unaccepted, or proposed street or way, shall be 
enclosed with sufficient barriers, sufficiently 
lighted at night, and posted with necessary signs to 
guard the public against all accidents from the 
beginning to the completion of the work. The 
responsibility of maintaining sufficient safety 
features around the work is solely that of the per- 
mittee, and in no way the responsibility of the Town 
of Chelmsford. 

7.3 Uniformed police shall be present to maintain 
two-way traffic in the roadway during the hours 
which work is being done under permit. 

7.3.1 At least one (1) week prior to commencing 
construction the permittee shall give written 
notification with all pertinent information regar- 
ding the work to the Police Chief so that the Police 
Chief may prepare a roster of police officers 
assigned to the excavation site. 

7.3.2 If, in his opinion and judgment, the Police 
Chief deems necessary the assigning of more than 
one (1) police officer to the excavation site, he may 
do so in the best interest of public safety. 

7.3.3 The permittee may request a waiver, of the 
requirement for uniformed police at the excavation 
site, in writing to the Police Chief, who must 
evaluate the request for a waiver and reply to the 
permittee in writing within five (5) days of receipt 
of request for waiver. 

7.3.3.1 If the Police Chief grants the waiver, and at 
some future time during the progress of the work 
the Police Chief visits the excavation site and 
deems necessary that a uniformed police officer be 
present to maintain two-way traffic in the roadway, 
the Police Chief may immediately rescind, suspend 
or modify this waiver. 



7.3.3.2 A request for a waiver does not relieve the 
permittee in any way of the responsibility of having 
uniformed police at the excavation site until said 
waiver has been granted in writing by the Police 
Chief. 

7.3.4 The fee and incidental expenses of the 
uniformed police assigned to the excavation site 
shall be borne by the permittee and payable by 
check or money order, to the Town of Chelmsford. 

7.4 Pavement, fire hydrants, catch basins, and 
sidewalk areas shall be kept reasonably clear of 
excavated materials. Pedestrians must be able to 
walk by or a boardwalk must be constructed over 
any excavation authorized hereunder. 

7.5 Proper access at all times should be maintained 
to both public and private property, with all 
driveways and streets to be opened at night. In 
cases where necessity deems a roadway trench be 
kept open overnight, express written permission 
from the Highway Supt. and written notification to 
the Police and Fire Departments will be necessary. 

7.6 Any snow or ice condition that may occur during 
construction must be properly controlled through 
sanding and/or salting or plowing to points two 
hundred fifty (250) feet beyond either end limits of 
the construction area, unless otherwise decided by 
the Highway Supt. or his duly authorized 
representative. 

7.7The permittee shall be responsible for instructing 
all employees in the principles of First Aid and 
safety and in the specific operational procedure 
necessary to prevent accidents. The permittee shall 
provide for the availability and maintenance of 
adequate First Aid supplies at the excavation site at 
all times. 



Section 8 - Construction Standards 

8.1 Grassed Areas. Any grassed areas, where en- 
tered and disturbed, either public or private, shall 
be properly compacted as hereinafter described 
and loamed to a minimum depth of six (6) inches, 
seeded and fertilized. The permittee is responsible 
for maintaining these areas until a satisfactory crop 
of grass has been grown to the satisfaction of the 
Highway Supt. The seed shall be sown only between 
the periods from April 15 to June 1 and from August 
15 to October 15 or as directed by the Highway Supt. 

8.2 Trees. The issuance of the permit does not 
authorize the trimming or removal of any trees or 
shrubs. The necessary removal of any tree shall be 
under the supervision of the Tree Warden or his 
duly authorized representative. Hand digging shall 
be required around the roots of trees and shrubs. 

8.3 Fences. Any fence requiring removal for 
satisfactory prosecution of the work shall be 
removed and then reset by the permittee. The 
materials removed shall be utilized in the fence 
reset except, where necessary, new posts and bases 
shall be furnished by the permittee. Any materials 
damaged or lost during or subsequent to the 
removal shall be replaced by the permittee at his 
own expense. All new materials required shall be 
equal in quality and design to the materials in the 
present fences. 



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8.4 Saw cutting of Pavement. Where required by 
the Highway Supt. the roadway and/or sidewalk 
pavement are tc be saw cut to neat, true lines as 
directed. All newly resurfaced roadways shall be 
saw cut. Such cutting shall be to a depth below the 
pavement as to prevent tearing of the surface when 
the excavation is begun. 

8.5 Maximum Trench Opening. The excavation is to 
be kept as neat a? existing conditions permit and not 
more than one hundred fifty (150) feet to be left oper. 
at any time during working hours, or more than 
twenty (20) feet of trench to be left open overnight 
without written permission of the Highway 
Superintendent. 

8.6 Roadway Dust Control. The permittee shall 
furnish and apply calcium chloride as a dust control 
material at all locations where directed by the 
Highway Supt. or his duly authorized represen- 
tative. Calcium chloride shall be uniformly applied 
either by hand methods or by approved spreading 
devices at a rate of no more than one ( 1 1 pound per 
square yard. 

8.7 Unsuitable material. All excavated material is 
to be discarded unless otherwise suitable, and if not 
suitable, to be replaced with the following material 
acceptable to the Highway Supt. or equivalent: 
namely, 1/2" to :;/4" crushed processed gravel for 
the bed and also above the item placed in the ex- 
cavation, for a cepth not less than six 161 inches 
below the bottom most portion of the item and for a 
depth not less than six (6i inches above the topmost 
portion of the item, to be standard. Any excavated 
materials not required or not suitable for back- 
filling shall be removed from the site of the work 
and disposed of by the permittee. The permittee will 
not be allowed to store excess excavated material 
on the public highways. All excavated material 
which is not to be used in a reasonable amount of 
time, as determined by the Highway Supt. or his 
duly authorized representative, for backfilling, 
shall be hauled away and stored, until such time as 
the material is to be used for backfilling, by the 
permittee. 

8.8 Disposal of Discarded Materials. The permittee 
shall be held responsible for all discarded 
materials, rubbish and debris that are dumped or 
fall within the limits of the project Such materials 
shall be removed from the site and disposed of at 
the permittee's ■.•xpense. 

8.9 Backfill Material. The backfill material used 
shall be of a quality satisfactory to the Highway 
Supt. and shall be free from large or frozen lumps, 
wood, organic matter and other extraneous 
material and shall contain no boulders or broken 
ledge larger than one half U/2> cubic yard All 
stones, boulders, or broken ledge greater than one 

1 1 cubic foot in size must be a minimum of one and 
one half (1 1/2) feet above the topmost portion of the 
item placed in the excavation and a minimum of 
two (2) feet below the pavement surface grade. 

8.10 Sheeting. Lumber sheeting shall be installed 
where trench excavation would cause failure to 
adjacent pavement. Unless otherwise directed, 
sheeting shall be driven to such depth as to be two 
(2) feet below normal excavation. The sheeting 
shall be securely and satisfactorily braced to 



withstand all pressures to which it may be sub- 
jected and shall be sufficiently tight to prevent any 
flow of water or material into the work space. Upon 
completion of the work, sheeting shall be driven 
down or cut off eighteen U8) inches below 
pavement grade and left in place, or as directed by 
the Highway Supt. No sheeting may be left so as to 
create a possible hazard to the safety of the public, 
obstruction to flow of water, or a hindrance to 
traffic of any kind. 

8.11 Compaction of Backfill. Backfill shall be 
uniformly distributed in successive layers, each 
layer being thoroughly compacted before the 
succeeding layer is placed. The entire width of the 
trench shall be mechanically or hand tamped in six 
(6) inch lifts, a minimum of two (2) feet above the 
utility installation, and mechanically tamped the 
remainder of the fill in lift depths not greater than 
two (2) feet. 

8.12 Grading. Rolling and Finishing. The areas 
requiring to be graded shall be raked or machine 
graded to remove all stones and other un- 
satisfactory material and shall then be machine 
rolled. Any depressions which may occur during the 
rolling shall then be filled with additional suitable 
material and the surface then regarded and rolled 
until true to the required lines and grades. All ruts 
shall be eliminated but imprint of tire tracks will be 
permitted. The fine grading of the subgrade for the 
area on which roadway pavement is to be laid shall 
be finished at the required depth below and parallel 
to the proposed pavement surface. 

8.13 Bituminous Concrete Pavement Replacement. 

8.13.1 Class A Roadways. Class A Roadways shall 
be considered as main arteries within the Town, 
State Routes, roadways which fall under Chapter 90 
jurisdiction, any newly resurfaced roadway and 
any other roadway considered in Class A condition 
i>> the Highwaj Supt 

8. 13.2 Class A Roadways, Summer. In the pavement 
area, the trench shall be backfilled with processed 
gravel from a depth of twenty (20) inches to four (4) 
inches below the pavement grade and four i4> inch 
bituminous concrete temporary patch laid and 
maintained by the permittee for a minimum period 
of sixty (60) days and a maximum period of 
seventy-five (75» days At 'his time the trench shall 
be excavated to a depth of eight <8i inches. The 
pavement shall then be cut in a neat, true line at all 
vertical plane limits of the trench within the 
roadway and a six < G > inch slab of 3,500 PSI, high 
early strength reinforced concrete constructed in 
the trench areas. Reinforcing shall be #5 bars at six 

6 inches on center running in the direction of the 
trench. The bars shall be set a minimum of two (2) 
inches above the lower limit of the concrete and no 
more than three <3i inches above the same plane. 
The concrete is to set for a minimum of twenty-four 
1 24 1 hours, at which time the pavement shall be 
restored with two (2) inches of Bituminous Concrete 
Type I, consisting of a one 1 1 ) inch base course and 
a one 1 1 1 inch top course graded to meet the existing 
pavement. 

8.13.3 Class A. Roadways, Winter. In the pavement 
area, the trench shall be filled with suitable un- 
frozen material to a point twenty (201 inches below 
roadway grade. Sixteen < 16) inches of processed 



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gravel shall then be placed over the compacted fill 
and four (4) inches of temporary patch shall be 
placed and maintained by the permittee for the 
remainder of the winter months. In the spring, or as 
directed by the Highway Supt., when the ground is 
frost free, the trench shall be excavated to a depth 
of eight (8) inches. The pavement shall be cut in a 
neat true line at all vertical plane limits of the 
trench within the roadway, and a six (6) inch 
reinforced concrete slab constructed and the 
pavement shall be restored with two (2) inches of 
Bituminous Concrete Type I as described in Sub- 
paragraph 8.13.2 

8.14 Reinforced concrete Pavement Replacement. 
If reinforced concrete pavement is encountered 
during the work, it shall be replaced in accordance 
with acceptable construction standards or as 
directed by the Highway Supt. 

8.15 Bituminous Concrete Sidewalk Replacement. 
When work is performed in sidwalk areas, the 
entire sidewalk shall be replaced as follows. The 
entire trench area shall be thoroughly compacted to 
a point nine (9) inches below the finish grade. Six 
(6) inches of compacted processed gravel sub- 
base shall then be placed. Forms shall be installed 
where deemed necessary to assist in securing 
proper alignment and adequate compaction of the 
base and surface courses. Bituminous Concrete 
Type,I shall then be laid in two (2) courses to a 
depth of three (3) inches, each course consisting of 
one and one half (1 1/2) inches. The walk shall have 
a pitch of three sixteenths (3/16) of an inch per foot 
of width to provide for proper drainage toward the 
gutter. The surface of each course shall be rolled 
with a self-propelled tandem roller weighing not 
less than one and one half (1 1/2) tons and not more 
than five (5) tons. In places not accessible to a 
power roller, compaction shall be obtained by 
means of hand tampers weighing not less than fifty 
(50) pounds and having a tamping face not ex- 
ceeding one hundred (100) square inches. 

8.16 Concrete Sidewalk Replacement. When work is 
performed in concrete sidewalk areas, the entire 
sidewalk shall be replaced in accordance with 
acceptable construction standards or as directed by 
the Highway Supt. 

8.17 Bituminous Concrete Berm. The construction 
requirements, dimensions and cross-section of 
bituminous concrete berm shall be as directed by 
the Highway Supt. 

8.18 Curb. When work is performed adjacent to 
granite curbing, extreme care is to be taken to 
insure that curbing remains undisturbed both 
horizontally and vertically. Curbing which has been 
chipped, marred or cracked during construction 
shall be replaced when so directed by the Highway 
Supt. Disturbed curbing shall be reset to line and 
grade by accepted methods. The permittee shall be 
held responsible for any settlement or horizontal 
movement of granite curb due to washout or trench 
settlement after completion of construction for a 
period of time acceptable to the Highway Supt. 

8.19 Time Limit for Sidewalk Paving. Sidewalk 
repaying and/or replacement must follow as close 
behind installation as conditions permit. Excessive 
lineal footage of sidewalk left unrepaired will not be 
allowed. 



8.20 Disturbing Existing Utilties. The permittee 
shall exercise special care during excavation to 
avoid injury to underground structures such as 
water or gas mains, pipes, conduits, manholes, 
catch basins, etc. When necessary the permittee 
shall cooperate with representatives of public 
service companies in order to avoid damage to their 
structures by furnishing and erecting suitable 
supports, props, shoring or other means of 
protection. The permittee shall be liable for repair 
of any damage to such utilities, either public or 
private, to the satisfaction of the Highway Supt. The 
construction and/or reconstruction of any Town of 
Chelmsford catch basin or manhole shall be in 
accordance with the Town of Chelmsford standards. 

Section 9 - Private Property 

Liability for damage to private property abutting 
the construction and caused by the permittee, his 
agents or servants, shall be born solely by the 
permittee performing the work. 

Section 10 - Liability 

The issuance of the permit to an individual Utility 
or the Utility Company and/or its agents, or others 
as described in Section 1, Paragraph 1.1 of this 
Bylaw, shall constitute an agreement with the Town 
of Chelmsford, whereby the Utility or Utility and/or 
its agent, an individual, or others shall indemnify 
and save harmless the Town of Chelmsford against 
all claims for damages for injuries to persons or 
property, and against all costs, suits, expenses and 
losses occasioned by or arising from entering 
streets and/ or ways and from occupancy and use of 
said streets and/or ways, and further agree to pay 
all costs and damages which may be recovered 
against the Town of Chelmsford, by reason of en- 
tering said streets and/or ways on account of oc- 
cupancy of said premises, and shall further be 
required to provide insurance therefore unless 
otherwise determined by the Selectmen and High- 
way Supt. 



Section 11 - Enforcement Provisions; orders. 

11.1 If an examination of the work reveals that it 
does not comply with or violates the provisions of 
this Bylaw, the Selectmen and/or Highway Supt. 
shall notify and order in writing, the permittee and 
its duly authorized supervisor at the work site who 
shall take such appropriate measures as necessary 
to assure compliance with the provisions of this 
ByLaw. 

11.2 If a further examination of the work, not less 
than forty-eight (48) continuous hours after the 
issuance of orders, reveals that no positive action 
or appropriate measures are or were being taken 
by the permittee or its duly authorized supervisor at 
the work site to assure compliance with the 
provision of this Bylaw, the Selectmen and/or High- 
way Supt. may rescind, suspend or modify, through 
the imposition of conditions, the permit. 

11.3 Every order issued to enforce the provisions of 
this Bylaw shall be in writing and shall be served 
on the permittee and its duly authorized supervisor 
at the work site and/or all persons responsible for 
the violation of this Bylaw. 



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11.4 Every order issued to enforce the provisions of 
this Bylaw shall include a statement of the violation 
or defect, shall allot a reasonable time for any 
action ncessary to effect compliance, and may 
suggest action which, if taken, will effect com- 
pliance with this Bylaw. 



14.2 Variances, when granted, shall be in writing 
and shall be effective for not more than one (1) 
year. Notice of the grant of variance shall be filed 
with the Town Clerk within ten (10) days after the 
variance has been granted. 



Section 12 - Hearings 

12.1 Any person to whom any order to comply with 
the provisions of this Bylaw is issued or any person 
who objects to the issuance of a variance may- 
request a hearing before the Selectmen and High- 
way Supt. or their designee by filing a written ap- 
plication within ten (10) days of the receipt of the 
order or within ten (10) days of the filing of notice of 
the granting of the variance. 

12.2 Upon receipt of written application, the 
Selectmen, Highway Supt., or their designee shall 
establish a time and place for such hearing and 
inform the petitioner thereof in writing. The hearing 
shall be commenced not later than thirty (30) days 
after the day on which the application was filed. 

12.3 At the hearing the petitioner shall be given an 
opportunity to be heard and to show why the order 
or variance should be modified or withdrawn. 

12.4 After the hearing, the Selectmen and Highway 
Supt. shall sustain, modify, or withdraw the order 
or variance, and may rescind, suspend or modify 
through the imposition of conditions, the permit, 
and shall inform the petitioner in writing of the 
decision. 



Section 15- Severability 

Each of these sections shall be construed as 
separate to the end that if any section or paragraph, 
sentence, clause or phrase thereof shall be held 
invalid for any reason, the remainder of that 
section and all other sections of this Bylaw shall 
continue in full force. 



Section 16 - .Municipal Department 

Municipal departments of the Town of Chelm- 
sford will be excluded from the provisions of this 
Bylaw, by mutual consent of the governing 
authorities of Section 1 .4 and 1.5 of this Bylaw. 



Section 17 - Inconsistencies 

All provisions of the Bylaws of the Town of 
Chelmsford, as amended, which are not in- 
consistent with this Bylaw, shall continue in effect 
but all provisions of said Bylaws inconsistent are 
repealed: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



12.5 Every notice, order and other record 
prepared by the Selectmen and/or Highway Supt. or 
their designee in connection with the hearing shall 
be entered as a matter of public record in the office 
of the Highway Supt. 



ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the 
present Bylaws pertaining to Annual Town Meetings and 
Annual Elections and substitute the following: 



\\\( \l KlU\ MKKT1NC. (ELECTIONS) 



Section 13 - Penally 

13.1 Any permittee who violates or refuses to 
comply with any provision of this Bylaw and orders 
hereunder promulgated shall forfeit and pay to the 
use of the Town of Chelmsford a sum of Fifty 
Dollars ($50.00) for each violation 

13.2 Each day, or portion of a day, that any violation 
is allowed to continue shall constitute a separate 
violation of this Bylaw. 



Section 14 - Variances 

14.1 The Selectmen and Highway Supt upon their 
own initiative or upon application to them by any 
individual, Utility or others as described in Section 
1, paragraph 1.1, after due notice and public 
hearing, may vary any provision of this Bylaw as 
they deem necessary with respect to any particular 
case when, in their opinion, the enforcement thereof 
would do manifest injustice or cause due hardship, 
provided that their decision shall not conflict with 
the spirit of this Bylaw. The burden of proof of the 
manifest injustice or causes of hardship shall be the 
responsibility of the applicant. 



The annual Election shall be held on the first 
Monday of April. The Annual Town Meeting shall be 
divided into two sessions. The First session shall 
commence on the first Monday of May and consider 
only the annual operating and capital budget. The 
Second Session shall commence on the first Monday 
in October and consider all other financial matters 
and any other town business properly brought 
before it: 



or act in relation thereto 



Home Rale Advisory Committee 



ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to amend 
n 8 of the Town Meeting Rules of Order by adding 
paragraph 8.3 which would read as follows: 

"All amendments of multi-paragraphed articles 
involving the expenditure of money shall be con- 
fined to the particular numerical line item which is 
then under consideration": 



or act in relation thereto 



Board of Selectmen 



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ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Bylaw: 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 



"Copies of the Finance Committee Report and 
Recommendations, including the Warrant for each 
regular Town Meeting shall be mailed with sub- 
stantive recommendations on each article by the 
Finance Committee to each residence in the Town 
containing one or more registered voters. This 
mailing is to be completed no later than two weeks 
before the Town Meeting": 

or act in relation thereto. 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Bylaw: 

APPOINTMENTS 

"The Board of Selectmen and the Moderator shall 
give public notice of intent to fill any appointive 
position in the Town by giving public notice thereof 
at least 14 days before making such appointment in 
a newspaper published in the Town": 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to petition the 
General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to 
enact special legislation to establish a 3 year term of of- 
fice of members of the Chelmsford Planning Board: or act 
in relation thereto. 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to establish a Consumer Advisory 
Commission for the purpose of conducting investigations 
and research into matters affecting consumer interests 
and education and of advising and reporting the results of 
such investigations and research to the general public as 
well as to local governmental authorities and law en- 
forcement agencies. The commission shall submit an 
annual report to the town and shall send a copy thereof to 
the Consumers' Council of the Commonwealth. The 
commission may appoint such clerks and other employees 
as it may require and further to see if the Town will 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint five com- 
missioners to serve upon said Consumer Advisory 
Commission: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Bylaw: 

"POSSESSION AND CONSUMPTION 
OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES" 

SECTION 1. Definitions. The following definitions 
shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of 
this bylaw: 

(1) "PUBLIC WAY" shall mean the entire width be- 
tween the lines of every way publicly maintained when any 
part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of 
vehicle travel and shall include the entire width of any 



sidewalk within the lines of such way. In the case of ways 
established by prescription or concerning which no of- 
ficial layouts exist, the edges of the surface of the traveled 
way shall be deemed to be the lines of such public ways. 

(2) "ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES" shall mean any 
beverage defined as an alcoholic beverage in Section 1 of 
Chapter 138 of the General Laws. 

(3) "Common" shall mean the Town Common bounded 
by North Road, Westford Street and Academy Avenue. 

(4) "Public Property" shall mean and include the 
Common, school grounds, municipal parking lots, 
municipal parks, municipal playgrounds and the area of 
any real property, building, or office owned by or leased to 
the Town or occupied or used by any board, department, 
committee, commission, or office of the Town. 

(5) "Private Property" shall mean any real property 
within the Town of Chelmsford which is not owned by the 
Town. 



SECTION 2. No person shall consume any alcoholic 
beverage on any public way or on any way to which the 
public has a right of access. 

SECTION 3. No person shall bring any alcoholic 
beverage onto any private property or onto any public 
property or possess or consume any alcoholic beverage in 
or upon any public property or private property without 
the permission of the owner or person lawfully in charge 
or control of such private or public property. 

SECTION 4. All alcoholic beverages possessed or 
consumed in violation of this Bylaw shall be seized and 
held until final adjudication of the complaint against the 
person charged with such violation. After final ad- 
judication all beverages seized shall be returned to the 
person lawfully entitled thereto." 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Bylaw: 



FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES 

"No person shall fire or discharge any firearms or 
explosives of any kind within the limits of any high- 
way, park or other public property, except with the 
written permission of the Board of Selectmen, or on 
any private property except with the written con- 
sent of the owner or legal occupant thereof: 
provided, however, that this bylaw shall not apply 
to the lawful defense of life or property, nor to any 
law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of 
his duties. 

Any person violating this bylaw shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than fifty dollars for each - 
offense.": 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following Bylaw: 



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SOLICITORS 

No person or organization shall solicit orders or 
subscriptions, or sell goods or merchandise door to 
door, in the Town without first having registered 
with the Police Department. 

There shall be no door to door solicitation or selling 
before 9:00 o'clock in the forenoon or after 6:00 
o'clock in the evening." 

or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen as the designated representative of 
the Town on the Advisory Board: or act in relation 
thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will empower the 
Chelmsford Housing Authority under M.G.L. Chapter 
121B, Section 39 to erect another new housing project for 
elderly persons of low income, as determined by the 
Authority to be reasonable necessary and feasible: or act 
in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
following section of the General Laws of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts: 

Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 40 §8 (g) — A city or town 
which accepts this section may enter into an 
agreement with another city or town, or other cities 
and towns, to provide mutual aid programs for 
police departments to increase the capability of 
such departments to protect the lives, safety and 
property of the people in the area designated in the 
agreement. Said agreement may include the fur- 
nishing of personal services, supplies, materials, 
contractual services, and equipment when the 
resources normally available to any municipality in 
the agreement are not sufficient to cope with a 
situation which requires police action.: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 45. In the event the Town enters into an 
agreement with another city or town, or other cities or 
towns, to provide mutual aid programs for police 
departments pursuant to the provisions of Mass. Gen. 
LawsCh. 40§8 (g), to see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the necessary expense of implementing 
any such agreement: 



or act in relation thereto 



Chelmsford Housing Authority 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Selectmen to expend funds voted in Article 22 of the 
Annual Town Meeting called for March 12, 1973 for the 
procurement of plans and specifications for the following 
items: 

4. Reconstruction of inlet control structure repairs 
to inlet canal, dike, and cleaning inlet canal: 

5. Repairs to masonry walls and reconstruction of 
control structures in mill canal: 



The expenditure of money for said plans 
specifications not being reimbursable items: 



and 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen in cooperation with the Crystal 
Lake Restoration Commission to negotiate with the 
owners of the Inlet Control Structure, Masonry Walls, and 
control structures in the mill canal at Crystal Lake to 
accept a deed of said properties to the town reciting 
nominal consideration in which the owners will reserve to 
themselves, their successors and assigns perpetual rights 
and easements to use the said Inlet Control Structure, 
Masonry Walls and control structures in the mill canal in 
conjunction with other land, buildings and structures 
owned by them: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to accept the 
following mentioned streets, as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen, and shown by their reports and plans duly 
filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, and to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money for the purpose of reconstructing the 
following mentioned streets: 



Wellman Avenue 
Jonathan Lane 
Jerridge Lane 



Brentwood Road 
Sanford Road 



Providing all construction of same meets with the 
requirements of the Board of Selectmen, and subject to 
the withholding of any remaining bonds until such 
requirements have been met: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to join a 
Lowell Regional Transportation Authority in conformity 
with and pursuant to all of the applicable provisions of 
Chapter 1141 of the Acts of 1973 and, if necessary, to 
authorize or endorse the action of the Chairman of the 



ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a 
committee consisting of (5) five members for the purpose 
of creating a Town of Chelmsford Municipal Water 
Department under the office of the Board of Selectmen: or 
act in relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 52 In the event of an affirmative vote of the 
above article, to see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to have the Town Counsel file the necessary 
bills in the GREAT AND GENERAL COURT: or act in 
relation thereto. 

Petition 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to abolish the 
existing Water Districts in the Town of Chelmsford and 
file a bill for the establishment of the Chelmsford 
Municipal Water Department under the authority of the 
Board of Selectmen: or act in relation thereto. 

Petition 



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ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee to be 
known as the Water District Consolidation Committee to 
study the financial and engineering feasiblity of creating 
a Municipal Water Department: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 55. In the event of an affirmative vote on the 
foregoing article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to be used by said Water District Con- 
solidation Committee to engage the services of an 
engineering firm in a consulting capacity: said Com- 
mittee to report its findings and recommendations at the 
next Annual Town Meeting or sooner: or act in relation 
thereto: 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to approve and 
accept the relocation of a portion of Proctor Road as 
shown on a plan entitled, "Plan of The Relocation of a 
Portion of Proctor Road, Chelmsford, Massachusetts 
Scale 1" = 40', Dec. 1973, Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, 
Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, 220 Boston Road, No. 
Billerica, Mass." said relocation and the boundaries 
thereof being described as follows: 

Beginning at a drill hole in a stone wall on the 
southerly side of Proctor Road at land of Stefanos 
Bentas: thence N. 06°75'44"E., across said Proctor 
Road, 40.00 feet to a point; thence, on a curve of 1000 
foot radius, bearing to the right, 341.21 feet to a 
point; thence S. 63°29'16"E., 102.62 feet to a point; 
thence, on a curve of 30.00 foot radius, bearing to the 
left, 36.50 feet to a point on the northwesterly side of 
Tuttle Road: thence, crossing said Tuttle Road, S. 
45°52'01"E., 40.04 feet to a drill hole in a stone wall; 
thence S. 68°53'22"W., crossing said Proctor Road, 
64.28 feet to a point on the southerly side of said 
Proctor Road; thence N. 63° 29' 16"W., 125.60 feet to 
a point; thence, on a curve of 960.00 foot radius, 
bearing to the left, 327.56 feet to the point of 
beginning. 

Area Taken: 
Parcel 1: Stefanos Bentas; Indefinite area taken 
Parcel 2: Stefanos Bentas; Indefinite area taken; 



budget on approval of two thirds of the persons present 
and voting and to exempt the Town from the operation of 
the last sentence of Section 178 I of Chapter 149 of the 
General Laws; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to exempt 
personnel of the Highway, Police and Fire Departments 
from the provisions of the Town's Personnel Wage and 
Salary By-Law; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 61. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to vault the old and new gasoline tanks at 
the Highway Garage: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the 
Board of Assessors to issue the sum of $ or some lesser 
sum from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of 
the tax rate for the current fiscal period: or act in relation 
thereto. 

Finance Committee 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED TO SERVE this Warrant by 
posting attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School - 
All Purpose Room, North Elementary School Auditorium, 
Junior High School Band Room, East Chelmsford School, 
Byam School Cafetorium, Westlands School Cafeteria, 
North Elementary School Auditorium, Senior High School 
Small Gymnasium, South Row School Auditorium, 
Westlands School Cafeteria and Fire House - Old Westford 
Road seven days at least before the time appointed for 
holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant 
with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of holding this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 18th day of March, 
1974. 

S/ Thomas F. Markham, Jr. S/William R. Murphy 

S/Arnold J. Lovering S/Paul C. Hart 

S/Gerald J. Lannan 



or act in relation thereto. 



COMMONWEALTH OF 
MASSACHUSETTS 



Board of Selectmen 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



MARCH 21, 1974 



ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
the Sinking Fund a certain sum of money to reimburse the 
Town for the expense incurred for cleaning and repairing 
Town Hall offices because of damage caused by vandals 
on February 28, 1974 ; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain 
sum of money to engage the services of an insurance 
consultant; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town will petition the General 
Court under Article LXXXIX of the amendments to the 
Massachusetts Constitution for special legislation 
authorizing it to delete or reduce any item in the school 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: McFarlin School - All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center: North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior 
High School Band Room: East Chelmsford School: Byam 
School Cafetorium: Westlands School Cafeteria: North 
Elementary School Auditorium : Senior High School Small 
Gymnasium: South Row School Auditorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria: and Fire House - Old Westford Road 
seven days at least before the time appointed for holding 
the meeting aforesaid. 



A True Copy, Attest: 

S/William E. Spence 

Constable of Chelmsford 



S/William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



3/21/74 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

May 6, 1974 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of the 
Town of Chelmsford to meet in the Chelmsford High 
School Auditorium on the 6th day of May, 1974 at 8:00 
p.m., then and there to act upon the following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the 
sum of $94,991.05 from the Highway Snow & Ice Account 
balance to an account entitled "Fire Department - 
Regular and Substitute Salary' Account" : and to transfer 
to the "Police Department - Regular and Special Salary- 
Account" the total amount of $75,986.70, $14,548.90 of 
which would be transferred from an account known as 
"Pine Hill Road School Site" account and $61,437.80 of 
which would be transferred from the Highway Snow & Ice 
balance; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the 
sum of $4,050 from an account known as New Library 
Committee' to an account known as "Assessors • Part- 
Time" to reimburse a part-time assessor for assuming 
full-time duties due to illness and full-time assessor 
retroactive to January 1, 1974; or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 
Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire by eminent domain the 
following described tract of land so that said tract may be 
excavated to provide for better circulation in con- 
formance with the overall plans and specifications for the 
restoration of Crystal Lake, said tract of land being 
bounded and described as follows: 

a certain piece or parcel of land, with the buildings 
thereon, situated in Chelmsford in said County, near that 
part called North Chelmsford, consisting of one and one- 
fourth acres, more or less, and being the piece called "The 
Island" shown on a plan entitled "Plan of building lots on 
Crystal Lake Grove, North Chelmsford, Mass surveyed 
by Smith & Brooks, C. E. 1891", said island being 
separated from the mainland by an artificial channel 
about twenty-five feet wide and comprising all the land 
lying northeast from said Channel and no more, and 
subject to rights of record to take ice on or about said 
premises. 

Being the same premises conveyed to Phihas Rochette. 
by deed of Rosilda Rheault dated November 16, 1939. and 
recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Book 938, Page 135. 

Said property presently standing in the names of Clif- 
ford McGee and Bruce Colin McGee: and further to see if 
the Town will vole to transfer from available funds a 
certain sum of money for the purpose of paying in whole, 
or in part, any damages for which the Town may be liable 
for the reason of taking said land by eminent domain, or 
act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to grant longevity 
benefits to all permanent employees of the Highway 
Department in accordance with the following schedule. 

a. Upon completion of five years of employment said 
employee shall receive a three per cent (3%) in- 
crease. 

b. Upon completion of ten years of employment said 
employee shall receive a six per cent (6%) increase. 

c. Upon completion of fifteen years of employment 
said employee shall receive a nine per cent (9%) 
increase. 

d. Upon completion of twenty years of employment 
said employee shall receive a twelve per ceht (12%) 
increase 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



AND YOU ARE DIRECTED TO SERVE this Warrant 
by posting attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School - 
All Purpose Room, North Elementary School Auditorium, 
Junior High School Band Room, East Chelmsford School, 
Byam School Cafetorium, Westlands School Cafeteria, 
North Elementary School Auditorium, Senior High School 
Small Gymnasium, South Row School Auditorium, South 
Row School Auditorium. Westlands School Cafeteria, and 
Fire House - Old Westford Road seven days at least before 
the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant 
with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of holding this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS THIS 25th DAY OF 
APRIL, 1974. 

s/ Gerald J. Lannan 

s/ William R. Murphy 

s/ Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. 

s/ Arnold J. Levering 

s/ Paul C.Hart 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. Chelmsford 



April 25, 1974 



Pursuant to the within Warrant. 1 have notified and 
warned the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
wit McFarlin School All Purpose Room, Chelmsford 
Center: North Elementary School Auditorium; Junior 
High School Band Room. East Chelmsford School; Byam 
School Cafetorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; North 
Elementary School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium, Westlands School Cafeteria; Fire House, Old 
Westford Road seven days at least before the time ap- 
pointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

s/ William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
APRIL 1, 1974 



SELECTMAN for 3 yrs 

Paul C. Hart 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 

Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. 

Miscellaneous Write-in Votes 

Blanks 



Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTALS 



364 215 385 177 331 325 278 238 189 406 290 314 
216 199 298 157 291 213 117 267 118 258 224 308 

365 264 348 151 249 310 347 222 200 368 250 272 



1 1 4 
194 125 231 



1 2 
99 182 158 118 175 



1 1 1 
79 207 167 203 



TOTAL 

MEMBER of NASHOBA VALLEY 
TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT COMMITTEE for 3 yrs 

James M. Harrington 
Jay M. Knox 
Joseph H. Lemieux 
Misc. Write-In Votes 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER 
for 3 yrs 

Gerald L. Hardy 
Misc. Write-In Votes 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



3,512 
2,666 
3,346 
12 
1,938 



TOTAL 


1,140 


8041,266 


5841,0541,008 


860 


902 


5861,240 


9321,098 


11,474 


ASSESSOR for 3 yrs 




























Richard L. Monahan 
Miscellaneous Write-In Votes 
Blanks 


462 
108 


349 
53 


514 

1 

118 


245 
47 


432 
95 


419 
85 


372 
58 


361 
90 


232 
61 


456 
164 


362 

1 

103 


428 
121 


4,632 

2 

1,103 


TOTAL 


570 


402 


633 


292 


527 


504 


430 


451 


293 


620 


466 


549 


5,737 


BOARD of HEALTH for 3 yrs 




























Paul J. Canniff 
Philip F. Reilly 
Blanks 


298 

214 

58 


160 

187 

55 


400 

183 

50 


131 

126 

35 


285 

192 

50 


185 
273 

46 


216 

158 

56 


266 

143 

42 


148 

109 

36 


287 

252 

81 


140 

286 

40 


347 

136 

66 


2,863 

2,259 

615 


TOTAL 


570 


402 


633 


292 


527 


504 


430 


451 


293 


620 


466 


549 


5,737 


MEMBER of SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
for 3 yrs 




























Misc. Write-In Votes 
Martin Ames 
Robert D.Hall 
William J. Reynolds 
Blanks 


1 
256 
369 
310 
204 


184 
270 
219 
131 


3 
349 
333 
405 
176 


123 
158 
194 
109 


246 
363 
304 

141 


1 
246 
328 
290 
143 


201 
280 
238 

141 


223 
287 
259 
133 


1 

151 

165 

174 

95 


2 
327 
302 
392 
217 


1 
221 
281 
255 
174 


255 
341 
307 
195 


9 
2,782 
3,477 
3,347 
1,859 



1,140 8041,266 5841,0541,008 860 902 5861,240 9321,098 11,474 



389 297 438 228 375 405 312 333 214 423 363 378 4,155 

295 195 251 139 191 213 216 166 115 275 213 200 2,469 

203 155 293 93 279 186 155 207 123 230 159 264 2,347 

1 1 2 

j^j\^jMj2Amjmjj6j%_mm_wm 2,501 

1,140 8041,266 5841,0541,008 860 902 5861,240 9321,098 11,474 



468 336 519 249 449 431 372 367 239 465 385 426 4,706 

1 1 2 11 6 

102 66 113 43 78 72 58 84 52 154 80 123 1,025 

570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 



29 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 



PUBLIC LIBRARYTRUSTEE 
for 3 yrs 


















Jean R. Mansfield 
Audrey A. Carragher 
Blanks 


445 
385 
310 


305 486 
289 449 
210 331 


226 430 407 
212 387 342 
146 237 259 


342 
304 
214 


376 
316 
210 


234 452 
196 401 
156 387 


376 417 
323 380 
233 301 


4,496 
3,984 
2,994 


TOTAL 


1,140 


8041,266 


5841,0541,008 


860 


902 


5861,240 


9321,098 


11,474 


PARK COMMISSIONER for 2 yrs 
(to fill vacancy) 


















Ralph E. House 
Misc. Write-In Votes 
Blanks 


483 

1 

86 


342 505 

2 

60 126 


252 466 425 

1 
40 60 79 


381 

49 


385 
66 


238 481 

2 1 

53 138 


396 422 
70 127 


4,776 

7 

954 



TOTAL 570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 

PARK COMMISSIONER for 3 yrs 

J.JoanSchenk 447 317 519 245 439 411 354 372 223 466 365 426 4,584 

Blanks 123 85 114 47 88 93 76 79 70 154 101 123 1,153 



TOTAL 570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 

PLANNING BOARD MEMBER 
for 5 yrs 

John J. Kenney 279 249 242 126 189 237 272 163 124 190 226 175 2,472 

A. Robert Raab 257 140 364 145 316 238 138 271 158 387 209 341 2,964 

Misc. Write-In Vote 1 1 

Blanks 34 13 26 21 22 29 20 17 11 43 31 33 300 



TOTAL 570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 

SEWER COMMISSION for 3 yrs 

Joseph M. Gutwein 449 313 492 231 430 406 353 358 227 474 361 416 4,510 

Misc. Write-in Votes 1 2 12 1 7 

Blanks 121 89 141 61 97 97 77 91 65 144 104 133 1,220 



TOTAL 570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 

SINKING FUND COMMISSIONER 
3 yrs 

Kenton P. Wells 470 320 499 237 434 417 357 374 222 452 367 417 4,566 

Misc. Write-In Votes 1 1 2 

Blanks J00_82_I34_55^3_86_23^7^J_I67_99_I32 1,169 

TOTAL 570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 
CONSTABLE for 3 yrs 

William E. Spence 480 335 504 265 449 423 370 369 238 464 386 418 4,701 

Misc. Write-In Votes 11 1 3 

Blanks _JW ^ J29 _27 _77 _80 _M _82 _5jj J55 _80 J3J 1,033 

TOTAL 570 402 633 292 527 504 430 451 293 620 466 549 5,737 



30 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 6, 1974 

The Annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:45 
p.m. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 417 
voters present. 

Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved that the reading of 
the Sheriff's return of the warrant and the reading of the 
entire warrant be waived. It was so voted, unanimously. 

Selectman Lannan introduced Mr. Jack Gould who 
represented Senator MacKenzie in presenting a bicen- 
tennial flag to the Town of Chelmsford bicentennial 
committee represented by Mr. George Parkhurst and Mr. 
Walter Hedlund. Mr. Lannan accepted this beautiful flag 
on the part of the citizens of the community, stating that it 
will be used in the Center Common. 

Selectman William Murphy gave the following tribute to 
two Chelmsford residents: 

"This past weekend the Massachusetts Jaycees and the 
Massachusetts Jaycee-ettes honored four young men and 
four young women for their contributions to society. The 
awards are given annually to call attention to the many 
contributions of young people. It is perhaps unique and 
worthy of note that two of the award winners came from 
the same community, our Town of Chelmsford. Anne 
Gallo received her award for many civic projects, the 
most recent the "tot" lot at Roberts Field. Arnold 
Lovering received his award for his work as Chairman of 
the Board of Trustees at Lowell Tech and on our Board of 
Selectmen. I feel it is proper that this Town meeting take 
note of their accomplishments." 

Rev. John Minot of the Central Baptist Church gave the 
invocation for the evening. 

The following tellers were appointed: 

Robert Griffin, Dorothy Lerer, Richard Monahan, 
Margaret Johnson, Paul Bienvenu, Carl Olsson, Eugene 
Doody. 



UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Robert McManimon moved that 
Henry Tucker be reelected to the Varney Playground 
Commission. A motion was made to close nominations. It 
was so voted, unanimously. A vote was taken on the main 
motion. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Philip J. McCormack moved 
that the Town vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning July 1, 1974, in accordance with the 
provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to 
issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, 
and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a 
period of less than one year in accordance with General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Philip J. McCormack moved 
that the Town vote to request the Department of Cor- 
porations and Taxation, Division of Accounts of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make an audit of all 
accounts in all departments in the Town of Chelmsford. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $92.50 
with which to meet bills for previous years. 

Mr. Joseph Gutwein moved to amend this amount to 
include $16,900 owed for 1971-1972 to Camp, Dresser, 
McKee for a sewage survey in North Chelmsford. 
Selectman Gerald Lannan moved that this amount be 
tabled until the Town Meeting on May 16, 1974 in order to 
give the Selectmen opportunity to decide through Town 
Counsel whether or not this should be paid. 

It was voted unanimously to table this article until May 
16, 1974 meeting. 

The Annual Town Meeting was recessed at 8 : 00 p.m. 

The Special Town Meeting was called to order at 8:00 
p.m. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. who recognized 
the presence of a quorum which is 300 for special town 
meeting. The Moderator asked for a vote to waive the 
reading of the warrant and the constable's return of 
service. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer the sum of $94,991.05 from the 
Highway Snow & Ice Account balance to an account en- 
titled "Fire Department - Regular and Substitute Salary 
Account"; and to transfer to the "Police Department - 
Regular and Special Salary Account" the total amount of 
$75,986.70, $14,548.90 of which would be transferred from 
an account known as "Pine Hill Road School Site" account 
and $61,437.80 of which would be transferred from the 
Highway Snow & Ice Account balance. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan and Mr. 
Marvin Schenk moved that the Town vote to transfer the 
sum of $4,050 from an account known as "New Library 
Committee" to an account known as "Assessors - Part- 
Time" to reimburse a part-time assessor for assuming 
full-time duties due to illness of full-time assessor 
retroactive to January 1, 1974. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire by eminent domain the following described tract 
of land so that said tract may be excavated to provide for 
better circulation in conformance with the overall plans 
and specifications for the restoration of Crystal Lake, said 
tract of land being bounded and described as follows : 

A certain piece or parcel of land, with the buildings 
thereon, situated in Chelmsford in said County, near that 
part called North Chelmsford, consisting of one and one- 
fourth acres, more or less, and being the piece called "The 
Island" shown on a plan entitled "Plan of building lots on 
Crystal Lake Grove, North Chelmsford, Mass. surveyed 
by Smith & Brooks, C.E. 1891", said island being 
separated from the mainland by an artificial channel 
about twenty-five feet wide and comprising all the land 
lying northeast from said channel and no more, and 
subject to rights of record to take ice on or about said 
premises. 

Being the same premises conveyed to Philias Rochette, 
by deed or Rosilda Rheault dated November 16, 1939, and 
recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Book 938, Page 135. 



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Said property presently standing in the names of Clif- 
ford McGee and Bruce Colin McGee: 

and further to vote to transfer from surplus funds the sum 
of $2,000.00 for the purpose of paying in whole, or in part, 
any damages for which the Town may be liable for the 
reason of taking said land by eminent domain. 

Mr. Edmund Polubinsky and Mr. Paul Hart spoke on 
the necessity of removing this island stating that the Town 
will be reimbursed by the state for funds expended for 
Crystal Lake. 

Mr. Robert Secton made a motion to table Article 3 of 
the special town meeting until after Articles 49 & 50 of the 
regular town meeting had been acted upon. The 
Moderator would not recognize this motion. Mr. Arnaud 
Blackadar questioned where the $2,000.00 would come 
from. Mr. Jeanpaul Gravell made a motion to adjourn the 
special town meeting until a fixed time (after articles 49 & 
50 of the regular town meeting are disposed of). Select- 
man Lannan asked the body not to adjourn. A vote was 
taken on Mr. Gravell's motion to adjourn. Motion 
defeated. 

After a continued discussion on the Crystal Lake matter 
a vote was taken. A 2/3 vote was needed. A hand vote was 
taken: 



YES 

NO 



306 
48 



Motion Carried. 



UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to grant longevity benefits to all permanent 
employees of the Highway Department in accordance 
with the following schedule: 

a. Upon completion of five years of employment 
said employee shall receive a three per cent (3%) 
increase. 

b. Upon completion of ten years of employment 
said employee shall receive a six per cent (6%) 
increase. 

c. Upon completion of fifteen years of em- 
ployment said employee shall receive a nine per 
cent (9%) increase. 

d. Upon completion of twenty years of em- 
ployment said employee shall receive a twelve per 
cent (12%) increase. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee stated 
that the Finance Committee is opposed to this type of 
salary increase. A discussion as to the cost involved en- 
sued. Mr. Joseph Gutwein moved to amend the article to 
read "Upon satisfactory completion of" etc. and such 
increases should be subject to the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen. A vote was taken on the motion to amend. 
Motion defeated. Mr Doyle moved for dismissal of Article 
4. Motion defeated. A voice vote was taken on the main 
motion. Motion defeated. Mr. Gerald Lannan questioned 
the vote. A hand vote was taken. Mr. Edward Marshall 
substituted for teller Eugene Doody. 



YES 
NO 



144 
210 



Motion defeated. 



Mr. Gravell asked for reconsideration of Article #1 if 
Chief salaries are included. Fire Chief Reid explained that 
there are no monies for chiefs pay in Article 1. 



Selectman Thomas Palmer moved to adjourn the 
special town meeting at 8:56 p.m. 

The Annual Town Meeting resumed at this time. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$240,250.61 to pay the Treasurer of Middlesex County 
Retirement System, the said amount being the town's 
share of the pension, expense, and military service funds. 

It was so voted, unanimously, by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. Marvin Schenk moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $40,000.00 to 
be used as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of the Finance 
Committee, as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 6. 

It was so voted, unanimously, by voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to accept an amendment to Section IV of the 
Nashoba Valley Technical High School District 
agreement which was proposed by the Regional District 
School Committee on January 22, 1974 and which provides 
for the apportionment of the District's capital costs after 
July l, 1974 (other than debt service on bonds which are 
now outstanding) on the basis of pupil enrollments in the 
Regional District School. 

Mr. Stratos Dukakis speaking for Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School District Committee recommended 
that Articles 9 & 10 not be voted at this time. The Finance 
Committee also recommended defeat of this article. 

Motion defeated, by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to 
dismiss Article 10. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Mr. Allen Thomas, Jr. moved that 
the Town vote in the affirmative on the following 
question: 

"Shall the Town, in addition to the payment of 50% 

of a premium for contributory group life and health 

insurance for employees in the service of the Town 

and their dependents, pay a subsidiary or additional 

rate?" 

Mr. Thomas spoke in favor of this article. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk, Mr. Robert Sexton, and Mi. 

Robert Hall spoke against this article. 

Motion defeated, by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$57,400.00 for Chapter 90 construction. 

It was so voted. Vote questioned. Mr. Lannan stated that 
the town is reimbursed for all but $1,400 dollars. A second 
vote was taken. Motion passed. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Mrs. Ina Greenblatt moved to table 
Article 13 until after the Environmental Advisory Council 
meets with the Selectmen on May 8. Mr. Gerald Lannan 
spoke in favor of the article and against the motion to 
table. On Mrs. Greenblatt's motion to table the article 
until Monday, May 13th, a vote was taken. 

It was so voted, by voice. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$22,942.00 for the purpose of purchasing six (6) new 1974 
four door sedans to be used by the Police Department, 
said purchase to be made under the supervision of the 
Board of Selectmen: and to authorize the Selectmen to 
transfer by a good and sufficient bill of sale title to two (2) 
1972 and three (3) 1973 cruisers now being used by the 
Police Department. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved that the 
Town vote to transfer the sums of $5,000 from the Per- 
petual Care Interest Account to the General Labor Ac- 
count. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved that the 
Town vote to transfer the sum of $5,000 from the Perpetual 
Care Interest Account to the Beautification Account. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved the 
Town vote to transfer the sum of $5,000.00 from the sale of 
Graves and Lots Account to the Hart Pond Cemetery Hot 
Top Account. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Mr. Ralph House moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $25,000.00, 
said sum to be utilized by the Park Commissioners, for the 
purpose of constructing a building for the Park Depart- 
ment, with a portion of it to be used by the Recreation 
Commission, on land now owned by the Town. 

Mr. Jean-Paul Gravell moved to table this article until 
Article 21 is disposed of. Mr. William Dempster spoke in 
favor of article stating the need for additional space. A 
vote was taken on Mr. Gravell's motion to table. Motion 
defeated. A vote was taken on main motion. It was so 
voted, by voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. Paul Murphy moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $18,700.00 to 
complete the recreational facility at the Roberts' 
property, said money to cover costs of grading, seeding, 
loam, benches, installing water service, completing 
parking area, enlarging skating area, fencing, steps and 
other capital improvements to complete the project. 

Mr. Paul Murphy and Mr. William Dempster spoke in 
favor of this article. It was so voted, unanimously, by 
voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Mr. Paul Murphy moved that the 
Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $27,000.00 to 
construct 4 tennis courts on the South Row School 
property, said tennis courts to be built under the direct 
supervision of the Chelmsford Recreation Commission. 

Mr. William Dempster and Mr. Joseph Gutwein spoke 
in favor of the article. It was so voted, by voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Mr. George A. Parkhurst moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 to be used to restore and equip the "Little Red 
School House" to its original state, said project to be 
under the direction of the Revolutionary War Bicentennial 
Celebrations Commission. 



Mr. George Parkhurst pointed out the various uses of 
the building for bicentennial purposes. It was so voted by 
voice, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Mr. Robert E. Howe moved that 
the Town vote to designate the following roads as scenic 
roads under the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 15 C to 
preserve the historical and natural character and 
physical appearance of such roads: 

By am Road from Robin Hill Road to Acton Road: 

Garrison Road from Littleton Road to Hunt Road: 

Crooked Spring Road from School Street to River- 
meadow Road: 

Worthen Street in its entirety: 

Crosby Lane in its entirety. 

Mr. John Balco amended the above to read 
Meadowbrook Road, instead of Rivermeadow Road. A 
vote was taken on the motion to amend. It was so voted, 
unanimously, by voice. 

Mr. William Murphy moved to further amend the above 
to read "and to instruct the Planning Board, in exercising 
its responsibilities hereunder, to take into consideration 
sound planning principles, esthetic and historical con- 
sideration, and preservation of natural resources, as well 
as public safety." 

A vote was taken on the second amendment. It was so 
voted, unanimously, by voice. 

A discussion on zoning and access to new homes with 
stone walls involved took place. Mr. Robert Sexton asked 
the opinion of Town Counsel if this is a substantial 
amendment. Mr. Clement McCarthy ruled that in his 
opinion this is not a substantial amendment. A vote was 
taken on the main motion as amended. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 23. Mr. Robert E. Howe moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate $50,000 for ap- 
plication to the Conservation Fund. 

A discussion about conservation land resulted in a 
suggestion to table this article. A vote on the main motion 
left the moderator in doubt. Second vote on the main 
motion passed, voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24. Mr. John Balco representing the 
Conservation Commission, requested that Article 24 be 
dismissed because the ownership of the property in 
question and no record of ownership has been found. The 
Town of Chelmsford, represented by the conservation 
commission, exercises adverse possession over the 
property for conservation and passive recreation pur- 
poses. 

A vote was taken on the motion to dismiss. It was so 
voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 25. Mrs. Anne M. Dean moved that the 
Town vote to adopt the following bylaw: 

"All residents using the trash collection services 
must be required to separate and bundle all 
newspaper, magazines, junk mail, and other 
recyclable papers, for separate pickup. Cans and 
glass are to be added to this pickup as it becomes 
feasible by the Board of Selectmen." 



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Mrs. Ina Greenblatt stated that the above bylaw is a 
good move for the town to take, emphasizing that 
recycling would earn money for the town. A lengthy 
discussion resulted. Town Counsel suggested to substitute 
"discarded mail" for "junk mail", and to exclude the last 
sentence. Mrs. Greenblatt made the motion to delete the 
last sentence and change the word junk to discarded. Also 
the words "must be required to" to read "shall". The final 
wording of the amendment is as follows: 

"All residents using the trash collection services 
shall bundle all newspaper, magazines, discarded 
mail, and other recyclable papers, for separate 
pickup." 

School Department Business Manager Charles Watts 
questioned whether the school department would, like 
residents, be forced to separate trash from recyclable 
paper. It was ruled that schools would not be considered 
"residents" under the bylaw. 

A vote was taken on the main motion as amended. It 
was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to appropriate $3,000.00 to be placed in a 
special fund authorized under the provisions of Chapter 
44, Section 53C of the General Laws as now or hereafter 
amended, said fund to be used along with all money 
received by the Town as compensation performed by its 
employees or off-duty work details for the compensation 
of said off-duty employees in the discretion of the 
authority authorizing such off-duty detail. 

Mr. Paul Hart explained that we are directed to do this 
by law. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 27. Regarding ratification by 
referendum vote at Town Meeting of issuing liquor 
licenses by Selectmen, Town Counsel Clement McCarthy 
ruled this article illegal. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved for 
dismissal. It was so voted. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

MAY 9, 1974 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the adjourned 
Annual Town Meeting to order at 7:45 p.m The following 
tellers were appointed: 



Robert Griffin, Dorothy Lerer, 
Carol Olsson, Ruth Delaney. 



Margaret Johnson, 



Since the Moderator questioned a quorum, a count of 
voters present was taken. There were 180 voters in at- 
tendance. Since 200 voters are the quorum requirement, a 
recess was called. At 8:05 p.m. another count was taken. 
There were 213 voters present, so the meeting was called 
to order. 

UNDER ARTICLE 29. Town Clerk, Mary St. Hilaire, 
requested Article 29 to be dismissed for further study. On 
a motion for dismissal, it was so voted unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Mr. S. Robert Monaco moved to 
table this article until after the Planning Board hearing 
May 23, 1974. It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 31. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to declare that an Industrial Development 
Financing Authority is needed in Chelmsford; that 
security against future unemployment and lack of 
business opportunity is required and can be provided by 
attracting new industry to the Town or substantially 
expanding existing industry within the Town, through an 
industrial development project or projects financed under 
the provisions of Chapter 40D of the Massachusetts 
General Laws. 

Mr. Arnold Lovering spoke in favor of the above article 
stressing the advantages of attracting industry to 
Chelmsford with additional job opportunities and tax 
benefits. It was so voted, unanimously, by voice. 



UNDER ARTICLE 28. Mr. Claude Harvey moved that the 
Town vote to accept the provision of Chapter 889 of the 
Acts of 1971 which provided for additional compensation 
for assessors or assistant assessors who have completed 
certain courses of study. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend the above as 
follows: 

Mr. Claude Harvey moved that the Town vote to 
provide for additional compensation at the rate of 
$1,000.00 per year for assessors or assistant 
assessors who have completed certain courses of 
study qualifying them as a certified Massachusetts 
Assessor. 

Mr. Robert Secton suggested dismissal of this article. A 
voice vote was taken on the main motion, as amended. It 
was so voted. Mr. Sexton challenged the vote. A hand vote 
was taken: 



YES 
NO 



110 
94 



It was so voted. 



Mr. Thomas Palmer moved for adjournment at 10:55 
p.m., until Thursday, May 9, 1974 in the High School 
gymnasium. It was so voted. 



Daniel J. Coughlin, Moderator 



Mary E.St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



UNDER ARTICLE 32. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to borrow $19,500.00 to hire an engineering 
firm to develop plans for the correction of Central Square 
traffic problems, the expenditure of said funds to be 
conditional upon state approval of the Town's Central 
Square "Spot" Improvement Application. 

Mr. William Murphy spoke in favor of this article, which 
had been in warrant for town meeting last fall which 
failed to attract a quorum. Since that time three 
engineering firms have been interviewed and if voted for 
this evening the project could be completed by 1975. On a 
motion by Mr. Murphy to amend article to $16,000, motion 
to amend passed unanimously. 



Mr. Gerald Lannan made a motion to amend to read 
"transfer from C1141 funds instead of borrowing. Mr. 
Schenk of the Finance Committee spoke in favor of the 
transfer of funds. A vote on this amendment carried 
unanimously. Mr. John Alden expressed concern for 
historic buildings in the area, and was assured they would 
not be touched. A vote was taken on the main motion as 
amended. It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 33. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate $5,518.67 for the 
purchase of a 12 passenger van for the use of the Council 
on Aging and defraying all operating, maintenance and 
other expenses in connection therewith. 



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After a discussion on the above, Mr. Gravell moved to 
amend the article to read "purchase and or lease one or 
more 12 passenger vans at the discretion of the Board of 
Selectmen" Mr. Marvin Schenk was opposed to the 
amendment and Mr. Robert Hall mentioned the im- 
portance of having proper safety features in any vehicle 
purchased. A vote was taken on the motion to amend. 
Amendment defeated. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 34. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved to 
amend the Town Bylaws by deleting the following chapter 
entitled "Powers of Selectmen" and adding the following 
entitled "Streets and Sidewalks". 



Section 1 -- Permit 

1.1 No person or individual, corporation or other 
type of entity shall open a trench in, or disturb the 
surface of, any existing street or way, or any 
proposed way or street in a proposed subdivision, 
for any of the following purposes, but not restricted 
thereto, of installing, repairing, and/or maintaining 
any duct, conduit, sleeve, pipe or other structure to 
be used for the distribution or transmission of 
wastewater or sewage, surface or storm water, 
potable water, brook or water course, gas, oil or any 
of its by-products in any form, electrical power or 
service, telephone or telegraph service, until a 
permit therefor is granted by the Board of Select- 
men and Highway Superintendent except in an 
emergency as determined by the Highway 
Superintendent. This Bylaw does not apply to the 
placing or replacing of poles. 



1.2 Permits will be issued only in accordance with 
this Bylaw to the owners of the Utility Company by 
whom the utility installation is wanted, or others as 
described in Paragraph 1.1, or to their duly 
authorized agents only: no permit shall be issued to 
the contractor. All work covered by permit shall 
commence within one (1) month of date of issuance 
of permit and be pursued diligently until completed. 
Time of completion shall be stated in permit and 
upon expiration of said time a new permit will have 
to be issued under conditions and terms as required 
by this Bylaw and its amendments in effect at the 
renewal date. For the purpose of this Bylaw a CATV 
company or corporation shall be considered a 
Utility. 

1.3 The owners of the Utility and/or Utility Com- 
pany or others, as described in Paragraph 1.1, shall 
exercise this permit subject to all the rules and 
regulations made from time to time by the State 
Department of Public Safety, Department of Public 
Works, and Department of Public Utilities, and 
nothing in this permit shall be construed as 
authorizing any installations or maintenance 
thereof except in strict conformity with all federal, 
state, and municipal laws, ordinances, bylaws and 
regulations. 

1.4 No work shall begin or continue in any street or 
way unless the permit, legally and duly issued, or a 
duplicate copy, be on the site of the work and shall 
be shown to any police officer or other authorized 
municipal person upon request thereby. A legally 
and duly issued permit shall be a permit which 
states the name and business address of the ap- 



plicant, a specific date of issuance, a specific date of 
completion, and a general description of the work to 
be done that is signed by not less than three (3) 
Selectmen and the Highway Superintendent. 

1.5 All applications for any permit shall be in 
quadruplicate. All applications and work to be done 
under any permit issued must meet with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen Majority and Highway 
Superintendent or a Unanimous vote of the Select- 



1.6 If, during the progress of the work to be done, 
under the initital permit, any existing duct, conduit, 
sleeve, pipe or other structure used for the 
distribution or transmission of wastewater or 
sewage, surface or storm water, potable water, 
brook, or water course, gas, oil or any of its by- 
products in any form, electrical power or service, 
telephone or telegraph service, is encountered and 
must be relocated and/or modified in any way so 
that the work will function properly and as intended 
upon completion, a separate legally and duly issued 
permit must be obtained for each proposed 
relocation and/or modification. 

1.7 All applications for any permit shall be ac- 
companied by a certified check payable to the Town 
of Chelmsford in the amount of $3.00 per lineal foot. 
If work is to be done on more than one (1) way or 
street, a separate legally and duly issued permit 
must be obtained for each way or street. Permits 
required under Paragraph 1.6 and the first renewal 
of any legally and duly issued permit are not subject 
to the application fee as provided for in this 
Paragraph. Failure of work to commence within 
one ( 1 ) month of the date of issuance automatically 
voids the permit and will result in forfeiture of ten 
percent (10%) of the application fee to the Town of 
Chelmsford. 



1.8 All outstanding permits, issued by the Board of 
Selectmen, Highway Superintendent, or any other 
town governmental board, committee, or body 
which had and/or had authorization to issue permits 
to open a trench in, or disturb the surface of, any 
existing and/or proposed way or street, that have 
not been exercised, either in whole or in part, prior 
to this Bylaw being adopted by the Town and filed 
with the Secretary of State and/ or Attorney General 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be ef- 
fective, shall be void. 

Section 2 - Plans, Surveys, Measurements, and Control 

2.1 Prior to the issuance of a permit all of the 
following requirements must be rigidly observed. 
Any application for a permit under this Bylaw shall 
be accompanied with the following: 

2.1.1 A separate sheet, 24" x 36" in size, for each 
street or way to be included within the proposed 
work, said sheet to show a plan view, with north 
point, and profile of the street or way at a horizontal 
scale of forty (40) feet to an inch and a vertical scale 
of four (4) feet to an inch, with existing center line 
grades, in fine solid lines with existing elevations, 
derived from actual field survey, at fifty (50) foot 
stations shown by figures. Said plan view of the 
proposed work and installation shall show location 
of the work in reference to existing utilities and 
structures, i.e., sanitary sewers, storm sewers and 



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drains, water mains, any locatable utility in- 
stallations, and their appurtenances, easements 
property and street right of way lines, bounds, 
and/or property markers, and other necessary 
physical features such as curb lines, sidewalks, 
water gates, gas gates, utility poles, and trees of 
diameter greater than six (6) inches. Said profile of 
the proposed work and installation shall show 
location of the work in reference to existing utilities 
and structures, i.e., sanitary sewers, storm sewers, 
and drains, water mains, any locatable utility in- 
stallations, and their appurtenances. Both plan 
view and profile shall extend at least two hundred 
fifty (250) feet beyond the end limits of the proposed 
work and installation. All information pertaining to 
existing lines and utilities to be shown in fine lines, 
all proposed work to be shown in heavy lines. The 
plan view shall be on the upper portion of the sheet 
and the profile on the lower portion of the sheet. 

2.1.2. Offset lines and/or ties from locatable or 
relocatable points must be shown, e.g., bound points 
and property lines. 

2.1.3 Cross sections and/or details of proposed 
conduits, structures, etc., must be shown. Details 
and dimensions of outsized structures including 
manholes and vaults must be shown. All outsized 
structures including manholes and vaults must be 
shown. All cross sections and details must be drawn 
to scale on a separate sheet, 24" x 36" in size. 

2.1.4 All vertical control shall be based on the Town 
of Chelmsford Datum. 

2.1.5 All horizontal control shall be based on the 
Town of Chelmsford Coordinate System. 



2.1.11 Eight (8) prints, dark line on white 
background, of sheets shall be submitted with the 
application. 

2.2 If deemed necessary by the Selectmen, Highway 
Superintendent, or their duly authorized 
representative, a baseline or centerline of con- 
struction for both vertical and horizontal control of 
the work will be established prior to construction by 
a Registered Land Surveyor. This baseline or 
centerline will be shown on final construction plans. 
No variation from the baseline or centerline of 
construction to be made unless written permission 
is given by the Selectmen, Highway Superintendent, 
or their duly authorized representative. All plans 
are to be submitted to the Selectmen and Highway 
superintendent for review prior to issuance of 
permit. 

2.3 When proposed location of installation is in the 
sidewalk area or in any other location where ac- 
curacy of bounds, bound points, property markers, 
etc., may be jeopardized, the Highway Superin- 
tendent shall require that a Registered Land Sur- 
veyor locate and properly reference tie all such 
points prior to construction of all construction, the 
bounds, bound points, property markers, etc., will 
then be checked against the reference ties and any 
variation of said points will be duly recorded by the 
Registered Land Surveyor. A legible copy of all 
field notes and ties recorded by the Registered Land 
Surveyor, upon completion of his work, become the 
property of the Highway Superintendent. Original 
Field notes are to be available for examination by 
duly authorized representatives of the Highway 
Superintendent upon request. 



2.1.6 Construction standards as hereinafter detailed 
must be visually detailed and/or enscribed on the 
plan view and/or profile. 

2.1.7 Each sheet shall be a one and one half ( 1 1/2) 
inch border on the left and one half « 1/2) inch border 
along the remainder of the sheet. The lower right 
hand corner of each sheet shall contain the name of 
the street or way, type of proposed utility in- 
stallation, name and address of applicant for 
permit, date, scale, name and address of surveyor, 
name and address of engineer, and sheet number in 
a block 4" x 6" in size. If the proposed work and 
installation involves more than five thousand (5000) 
linear feet of street or way, a title sheet, 24" x 36" in 
size, shall be the first sheet of the plans with a locus 
plan of the work at a scale of two thousand (2000) 
feet to an inch. 



Section :i - Notification of Commencement 

Written notification of one (1) week prior to 
commencing construction will be required. This 
notification shall be sent to the Highway Superin- 
tendent and Police Chief, and shall contain the 
name, address, and telephone number of the con- 
tractor or party which is to perform the work as 
well as the telephone number for emergency calls 
which may arise when the contractor is absent from 
the work site. 



Section 4 - Work Hours 



2.1.8 Names of all abutters to the street or way 
proposed for the work shall be shown on each plan 
as they appear in the most recent tax list. 

2.1.9 Each sheet of the plans shall be signed and 
stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor and 
Registered Professional Engineer with seals of 
registration for the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. Those portions of the plan 
representing engineering design shall be prepared 
by a Registered Professional Engineer. 



2.1.10 A letter size locus plan of the work at a scale 
of two thousand (2000) to an inch, in quadruplicate, 
must accompany the permit application. 



4.1 All work to be performed hereunder shall be 
done between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
provided, however, that different work hours for the 
performance of such work may be agreed upon or 
required for good cause by the Highway Superin- 
tendent and said requirement shall be stated in 
writing at the time of issuance of the permit. 

4.2 No Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday work will 
be allowed unless an emergency or accommodation 
situation arises, and permission is given by the 
Highway Superintendent. Said permission may be 
granted orally: however, a written confirmation 
that such permission has been granted shall be 
made by the Highway Superintendent as soon as 
practicable thereafter. 



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4.3 In regard to Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday 
work the Highway Superintendent shall determine 
whether an emergency or accommodation situation 
exists. Emergency is an unforeseen combination of 
circumstances which calls for immediate action, a 
pressing necessity. 

4.4 No excavation, trenching, etc., shall be allowed 
in any street or way, accepted or unaccepted or 
proposed way or street, between November 15 and 
April 1, except in the case of an emergency, which 
shall be determined by the Highway Supt. 



Section 5 - Photographs 

5.1 If required by the Selectmen and/or Highway 
Supt. a sufficient number of photographs must be 
taken prior to the excavation to serve as reference 
to insure restoration of designated areas to their 
former condition. 



5.2 The required photographs within the work limits 
shall be taken prior to the commencement of the 
work, and shall be of size, type, quality and number 
as determined by the Highway Superintendent. 

5.3 All expenses incurred by the requirements of 
this Section shall be borne by the permittee. 



Section 6 - Inspector 

6.1 A full time inspector shall be assigned to each 
trench opening or excavation site in any way or 
street, accepted or unaccepted, or proposed way or 
street, by the Highway Supt. 

6.2 The inspector's duties will be as determined by 
the Highway Supt. In general, the inspector will be 
the Town's agent who will ensure compliance of the 
work with the provisions of this Bylaw. 

6.3 The inspector will file daily written reports with 
the Highway Supt. and a copy to the Selectmen and 
will be responsible for reporting any violations of 
the provisions of this Bylaw in said daily written 
reports. 



6.4 Failure of the Highway Supt. to assign an in- 
spector to a trench opening or excavation site, in 
any way or street, accepted or unaccepted, or 
proposed way or street, does not, in any way relieve 
the permitee of responsibility of full compliance 
with the provisions of this Bylaw. 

6.6 The fee and incidental expenses of the inspector 
shall be borne by the permitee and payable, by 
check or money order, to the Town of Chelmsford. 

6.7 The permitee is solely responsible for notifying 
the Highway Supt. in writing of any scheduled 
testing of any work under permit at least forty -eight 
(48) continuous hours prior to the time of the 
scheduled test. Failure of the permitee to do so 
could result, if deemed necessary by the Highway 
Supt. in the retesting of those portions of the work 
for which the testing was unobserved by the High- 
way Supt. or his duly authorized representative. 



Section 7 - Safety 

7.1 The permitee shall so prosecute his work that 
traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, will be 
maintained over and through the work with a 
maximum of safety and convenience. 

7.2 Every opening made in a street or way, accepted 
or unaccepted, or proposed street or way, shall be 
enclosed with sufficient barriers, sufficiently 
lighted at night, and posted with necessary signs to 
guard the public against all accidents from the 
beginning to the completion of the work. The 
responsibility of maintaining sufficient features 
around the work is solely that of the permitee, and 
in no way the responsibility of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

7.3 Uniformed police shall be present to maintain 
two-way traffic in the roadway during the hours 
which work is being done under permit. 

7.3.1. At least one (1) week prior to commencing 
construction the permittee shall give written 
notification with all pertinent information regar- 
ding the work to the Police Chief so that the Police 
Chief may prepare a roster of police officers 
assigned to the excavation site. 

7.3.2. If, in his opinion and judgment, the Police 
Chief deems necessary the assigning of more than 
one (1) police officer to the excavation site, he may 
do so in the best interest of public safety. 

7.3.3. The permittee may request a waiver, of the 
requirement for uniformed police at the excavation 
site, in writing to the Police Chief, who must 
evaluate the request for a waiver and reply to the 
permitee in writing within five (5) days of receipt of 
request for waiver. 

7.3.3.1 If the Police Chief grants the waiver, and at 
some future time during the progress of the work 
the Police Chief visits the excavation site and 
deems necessary that a uniformed police officer be 
present to maintain two-way traffic in the roadway, 
the Police Chief may immediately rescind, suspend 
or modify this waiver. 

7.3.3.2 A request for a waiver does not relieve the 
permittee in any way of the responsibility of having 
uniformed police at the excavation site until said 
waiver has been granted in writing by the Police 
Chief. 

7.3.4 The fee and incidental expenses of the 
uniformed police assigned to the excavation site 
shall be borne by the permittee and payable by 
check or money order, to the Town of Chelmsford. 

7.4 Pavement, fire hydrants, catch basins, and 
sidewalk areas shall be kept reasonably clear of 
excavated materials. Pedestrians must be able to 
walk by or a boardwalk must be constructed over 
any excavation authorized hereunder. 

7.5 Proper access at all times should be maintained 
to both public and private property, with all 
driveways and streets to be opened at night. In 
cases where necessity deems a roadway trench be 
kept open overnight, express written permission 
from the Highway Supt. and written notification to 
the Police and Fire Departments will be necessary. 



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7.6 Any snow or ice condition that may occur during 
construction mast be properly controlled through 
sanding and/or salting or plowing to points two 
hundred fifty (250) feet beyond either end limits of 
the construction area, unless otherwise decided by 
the Highway Supt. or his duly authorized 
representative. 

7.7 The permite? shall be responsible for instructing 
all employees in the principle of First aid and safety 
and in the specific operational procedure necessary 
to prevent accidents. The permitee shall provide for 
the availabity and maintenance of adequate first 
aid supplies at the excavation site at all times. 



Section 8 - Construction Standards 

8.1 Grassed Arsas. Any grassed areas, where en- 
tered and disturbed either public or private, shall be 
properly compacted as hereinafter described and 
loamed to a r.iinimum depth of six (6) inches, 
seeded and fertilized. The permittee is responsible 
for maintaining these areas until a satisfactory crop 
of grass has been grown to the satisfaction of the 
Highway Supt. The seed shall be sown only between 
the periods fror.i April 15 to June 1 and from August 
15 to October 15 or as directed by the Highway Supt. 

8.2 Trees. The issuance of the permit does not 
authorize the trimming or removal of any trees or 
shrubs. The necessary removal of any tree shall be 
under the supervision of the Tree Warden or his 
duly authorized representative. Hand digging shall 
be required around the roots of trees and shrubs. 

8.3 Fences. Any fence requiring removal for 
satisfactory prosecution of the work shall be 
removed and then reset by the permitee. The 
materials removed shall be utilized in the fence 
reset except, where necessary, new posts and bases 
shall be furnished by the permitee. Any materials 
damaged or lost during or subsequent to the 
removal shall >e replaced by the permitee at his 
own expense. All new materials required shall be 
equal in quality and design to the materials in the 
present fences. 

8.4 Saw cutting of Pavement. Where required by 
the Highway Supt. the roadway and/or sidewalk 
pavement are to be saw cut to neat, true lines as 
directed. All nowly resurfaced roadways shall be 
saw cut. Such cutting shall be to a depth below the 
pavement as to prevent tearing of the surface when 
the excavation is begun. 

8.5 Maximum Trench Opening. The excavation is to 
be kept as neat as existing conditions permit and not 
more than one hundred fifty 1 150) feet to be left open 
at any time during working hours, or more than 
twenty (20) feet of trench to be left open overnight 
without written permission of the Highway 
Superintendent 

8.6 Roadway Dust Control. The permittee shall 
furnish and apply calcium chloride as a dust control 
material at all locations where directed by the 
Highway Supt. or his duly authorized represen- 
tative. Calcium chloride shall be uniformly applied 
either by hand methods or by approved spreading 
devices at a rate of no more than one ( 1 ) pound per 
square yard. 



8.7 Unsuitable material. All excavated material is 
to be discarded unless otherwise suitable, and if not 
suitable, to be replaced with the following material 
acceptable to the Highway Supt. or equivalent: 
namely, 1/2" to 3/4" crushed processed gravel for 
the bed and also above the item placed in the ex- 
cavation, for a depth not less than six (6) inches 
below the bottom most portion of the item and for a 
depth not less than six (6) inches above the top most 
portion of the item, to be standard. Any excavated 
materials not required or not suitable for back- 
filling shall be removed from the site of the work 
and disposed of by the permittee. The permittee will 
not be allowed to store excess excavated material 
on the public highways. All excavated material 
which is not to be used in a reasonable amount of 
time, as determined by the Highway Supt. or his 
duly authorized representative, for backfilling, 
shall be hauled away and stored, until such time as 
the material is to be used for backfilling, by the 
permittee. 

8.8 Disposal of Discarded Materials. The permittee 
shall be held responsible for all discarded 
materials, rubbish and debris that are dumped or 
fall within the limits of the project. Such materials 
shall be removed from the site and disposed of at 
the permittee's expense. 

8.9 Backfill Material. The backfill material used 
shall be of a quality satisfactory to the Highway 
Supt. and shall be free from large or frozen lumps, 
wood, organic matter and other extraneous 
material and shall contain no boulders or broken 
ledge larger than one half (1/2) cubic yard. All 
stones, boulders, or broken ledge greater than one 
1 1 ) cubic foot in size must be a minimum of one and 
one half < 1 1/2) feet above the topmost portion of the 
item placed in the excavation and a minimum of 
two (2) feet below the pavement surface grade. 

8.10 Sheeting. Lumber sheeting shall be installed 
where trench excavation would cause failure to 
adjacent pavement. Unless otherwise directed, 
sheeting shall be driven to such dept as to be two (2) 
feet below normal excavation. The sheeting shall be 
securely and satisfactorily braced to withstand all 
pressures to which it may be subjected and shall be 
sufficiently tight to prevent any flow of water or 
material into the work space. Upon completion of 
the work, sheeting shall be driven down or cut off 
eighteen ( 18) inches below pavement grade and left 
in place, or as directed by the Highway Supt. No 
sheeting may be left so as to create a possible 
hazard to the safety of the public, obstruction to 
flow of water, or a hindrance to traffic of any kind. 

8.11 Compaction of Backfill. Backfill shall be 
uniformly distributed in successive layers, each 
layer being thoroughly compacted before the 
succeeding layer is placed. The entire width of the 
trench shall be mechanically or hand tamped in six 
(6) inch lifts, a minimum of two (2) feet above the 
utility installation, and mechanically tamped the 
remainder of the fill in lift depths not greater than 
two (2) feet. 

8.12 Grading, Rolling and Finishing. The areas 
requiring to be graded shall be raked or machine 
graded to remove all stones and other un- 
satisfactory material and shall be machine rolled. 
Any depressions which may occur during the rolling 
shall then be filled with additional suitable material 



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and the surface then regraded and rolled until true 
to the required lines and grades. All ruts shall be 
eliminated but imprint of tire tracks will be per- 
mitted. The fine grading of the subgrade for the 
area on which roadway pavement is to be laid shall 
be finished at the required depth below and parallel 
to the proposed pavement surface. 

8.13 Bituminous Concrete Pavement Replacement. 

8.13.1 Class A Roadways. Class A Roadways shall 
be considered as main arteries within the Town, 
State Routes, roadways which fall under Chapter 90 
jurisdiction, any newly resurfaced roadway and 
any other roadway considered in Class A condition 
by the Highway Supt. 

8.13.2 Class A Roadways, Summer. In the pavement 
area, the trench shall be backfilled with processed 
gravel from a depth of twenty (20) inches to four (4) 
inches below the pavement grade and four (4) inch 
bituminous concrete temporary patch laid and 
maintained by the permittee for a minimum period 
of sixty (60) days and a maximum period of 
seventy-five (75) days. At this time the trench shall 
be excavated to a depth of eight (8) inches. The 
pavement shall then be cut in a neat, true line at all 
vertical plane limits of the trench within the 
roadway and a six (6) inch slab of 3,500 PSI, high 
early strength reinforced concrete constructed in 
the trench areas. Reinforcing shall be #5 bars at six 
(6) inches on center running in the direction of the 
trench. The bars shall be set a minimum of two (2) 
inches above the lower limit of the concrete and no 
more than three (3) inches above the same plane. 
The concrete is to set for a minimum of twenty-four 
(24) hours, at which time the pavement shall be 
restored with two (2) inches of Bituminous Concrete 
Type I, consisting of a one (1) inch base course and 
a one (1) inch top course graded to meet the existing 
pavement. 

8.13.3 Class A. Roadways, Winter. In the pavement 
area, the trench shall be filled with suitable un- 
frozen material to a point twenty (20) inches below 
roadway grade. Sixteen (16) inches of processed 
gravel shall then be placed over the compacted fill 
and four (4) inches of temporary patch shall be 
placed and maintained by the permittee for the 
remainder of the winter months. In the spring, or as 
directed by the Highway Supt., when the ground is 
frost free, the trench shall be excavated to a depth 
of eight (8) inches. The pavement shall be cut in a 
neat true line at all vertical plane limits of the 
trench within the roadway, and a six (6) inch 
reinforced concrete slab constructed and the 
pavement shall be restored with two (2) inches of 
Bituminous Concrete Type I as described in Sub- 
paragraph 8.13.2. 

8.14 Reinforced concrete Pavement Replacement. 
If reinforced concrete pavement is encountered 
during the work, it shall be replaced in accordance 
with acceptable construction standards or as 
directed by the Highway Supt. 

8.15 Bituminous Concrete Sidewalk Replacement. 
When work is performed in sidewalk areas, the 
entire sidewalk shall be replaced as follows. The 
entire trench area shall be thoroughly compacted to 
a point nine (9) inches below the finish grade. Six 
(6) inches of compacted processed gravel sub-base 
shall then be placed. Forms shall be installed where 



deemed necessary to assist in securing proper 
alignment and adequate comp action of the base 
and surface course. Bituminous Concrete Type I 
shall then be laid in two (2) courses to a depth of 
three (3) inches, each course consisting of one and 
one half (11/2) inches. The walk shall have a pitch 
of three sixteenths (3/16) of an inch per foot of width 
to provide for proper drainage toward the gutter. 
The surface of each course shall be rolled with a 
self-propelled tandem roller weighing not less than 
one and one half ( 1 1/2) tons and not more than five 
(5) tons. In places not accessible to a power roller, 
compaction shall be obtained by means of hand 
tampers weighing not less than fifty (50) pounds and 
having a tamping face not exceeding one hundred 
(100) square inches. 

8.16 Concrete Sidewalk Replacement. When work 
is performed in concrete sidewalk areas, the entire 
sidewalk shall be replaced in accordance with 
acceptable construction standards or as directed by 
the Highway Supt. 



8.17 Bituminous Concrete Berm. The construction 
requirements, dimensions and cross-section of 
bituminous concrete berm shall be as directed by 
the Highway Supt. 

8.18 Curb. When work is performed adjacent to 
granite curbing, extreme care is to be taken to 
insure that curbing remains undisturbed both 
horizontally and vertically. Curbing which has been 
chipped, marred or cracked during construction 
shall be replaced when so directed by the Highway 
Supt. Disturbed curbing shall be reset to line and 
grade by accepted methods. The permittee shall be 
held responsible for any settlement or horizontal 
movement of granite curb due to washout or trench 
settlement after completion of construction for a 
period of time acceptable to the Highway Supt. 

8.19 Time Limit for Sidewalk Paving. Sidewalk 
repaying and/or replacement must follow as close 
behind installation as conditions permit. Excessive 
lineal footage of sidewalk left unrepaired will not be 
allowed. 

8.20 Disturbing Existing Utilities. The permittee 
shall exercise special care during excavation to 
avoid injury to underground structures such as 
water or gas mains, pipes, conduits, manholes, 
catch basins, etc. When necessary the permittee 
shall cooperate with representatives of public 
service companies in order to avoid damage to their 
structures by furnishing and erecting suitable 
supports, props, shoring or other means of 
protection. The permittee shall be liable for repair 
of any damage to such utilities, either public or 
private, to the satisfaction of the Highway Supt. The 
construction and/or reconstruction of any Town of 
Chelmsford catch basin or manhole shall be in 
accordance with the Town of Chelmsford standards. 



Section 9 - Private Property 

Liability for damage to private property abutting 
the construction and caused by the permittee, his 
agents or servants, shall be borne solely by the 
permittee performing the work. 



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Section 10 - Liability 

The issuance of the permit to an individual Utility 
or the Utility Company and/or its agents, or others 
as described in Section 1, Paragraph 1. 1 of this 
Bylaw, shall constitute an agreement with the Town 
of Chelmsford, whereby the Utility or Utility and/or 
its agent, an individual, or others shall indemnify 
and save harmless the Town of Chelmsford against 
all claims for damages for injuries to persons or 
property, and against all costs, suits, expenses and 
losses occasioned by or arising from entering 
streets and/or ways and from occupancy and use of 
said streets and/or ways, and further agree to pay 
all costs and damages which may be recovered 
against the Town of Chelmsford, by reason of en- 
tering said streets and/or ways on account of oc- 
cupancy of said premises, and shall further be 
required to provide insurance therefor unless 
otherwise determined by the Selectmen and High- 
way Supt. 

Section 11 - Enforcement Provisions; orders 

11.1 If an examination of the work reveals that it 
does not comply with or violates the provisions of 
this Bylaw, the Selectmen and/or Highway Supt. 
shall notify and order in writing, the permittee and 
its duly authorized supervisor at the work site who 
shall take such appropriate measures as necessary 
to assure compliance with the provisions of this 
Bylaw. 

11.2 If a further examination of the work, not less 
than forty-eight (48) continuous hours after the 
issuance of orders, reveals that no positive action 
and/or appropriate measures are or were being 
taken by the permittee or its duly authorized 
supervisor at the work site to assure compliance 
with the provisions of this Bylaw, the Selectmen 
and/or Highway Supt. may rescind, supsend or 
modify, through the imposition of conditions, the 
permit. 

11.3 Every order issued to enforce the provisions 
of this Bylaw shall be in writing and shall be served 
on the permittee and its duly authorized supervisor 
at the work site and/or all persons responsible for 
the violation of this Bylaw. 

11.4 Every order issued to enforce the provisions 
of this Bylaw shall include a statement of the 
violation or defect, shall allot a reasonable time for 
any action necessary to effect compliance, and may 
suggest action which, if taken, will effect com- 
pliance with this Bylaw. 

Section 12 - Hearings 

12.1 Any person to whom any order to comply with 
the provisions of this Bylaw is issued or any person 
who objects to the issuance of a variance may 
request a hearing before the Selectmen and High- 
way Supt. or their designee by filing a written ap- 
plication within ten (10) days of the receipt of the 
order, or within ten ( 10) days of the filing of notice 
of the granting of the variance. 

12.2 Upon receipt of written application, the 
Selectmen, Highway Supt., or their designee shall 
establish a time and place for such hearing and 
inform the petitioner thereof in writing. The hearing 
shall be commenced not later than thirty (30) days 
after the day on which the application was filed. 



12.3 At the hearing the petitioner shall be given an 
opportunity to be heard and to show why the order 
or variance should be modified or withdrawn. 

12.4 After the hearing, the Selectmen and High- 
way Supt. shall sustain, modify, or withdraw the 
order or variance, and may rescind, suspend or 
modify, through the imposition of conditions, the 
permit, and shall inform the petitioner in writing of 
the decision. 



12.5 Every notice, order and other record 
prepared by the Selectmen and/or Highway Supt. or 
their designee in connection with the hearing shall 
be entered as a matter of public record in the office 
of the Highway Supt. 

Section 13 - Penalty 

13.1 Any permittee who violates or refuses to 
comply with any provision of this Bylaw and orders 
hereunder promulgated shall forfeit and pay to the 
use of the Town of Chelmsford a sum of Fifty 
Dollars ($50.00) for each violation. 

13.2 Each day, or portion of a day, that any 
violation is allowed to continue shall constitute a 
separate violation of this Bylaw. 

Section 14 - Variances 

14.1 The Selectmen and Highway Supt. upon their 
own initiative or upon application to them by any 
individual. Utility or others as described in Section 
1, paragraph 1.1, after due notice and public 
hearing, may vary any provision of this Bylaw as 
they deem necessary with respect to any particular 
case when, in their opinion, the enforcement thereof 
would do manifest injustice or cause due hardship, 
provided that their decision shall not conflict with 
the spirit of this Bylaw. The burden of proof of the 
manifest injustice or causes of hardship shall be the 
responsibility of the applicant. 

14.2 Variances, when granted, shall be in writing 
and shall be effective for not more than one (1) 
year. Notice of the grant of variance shall be filed 
with the Town Clerk within ten (10) days after the 
variance has been granted. 

Section 15 - Severability 

Each of these sections shall be construed as 
separate to the end that if any section or paragraph, 
sentence, clause or phrase thereof shall be held 
invalid for any reason, the remainder of that section 
and all other sections of this Bylaw shall continue in 
full force. 

Section 16 - Municipal Department 

Municipal departments of the Town of Chelms- 
ford will be excluded from the provisions of this 
Bylaw, by mutual consent of the governing 
authorities of Section 1.4 and 1.5 of this Bylaw. 

section 17 - Inconsistencies 

All provisions of the Bylaws of the Town of 
Chelmsford, as amended, which are not in- 
consistent with this Bylaw, shall continue in effect 
but all provisions of said Bylaws inconsistent are 
repealed: 



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It was so voted, unanimously. 

Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved for reconsideration of 
Article 32 in order to consider to raise and appropriate 
$16,000 instead of the transfer previously voted. It was so 
voted, unanimously. 

A motion was made to amend Article 32 to "raise and 
appropriate $16,000". Motion to amend passed, 
unanimously. A vote was taken on the main motion as 
amended. It was so voted, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 35. Mr. Gerald Silver of the Home 
Rule Advisory Committee moved to amend article 35 by 
substituting the following preface : "To see if the town will 
vote to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth to 
enact special legislation to establish the annual town 
meeting as follows." 

The annual election shall be held on the first Monday of 
April. The annual town meeting shall be divided into two 
sessions. The first session shall commence on the first 
Monday of May and consider only the annual operating 
and capital budget. The second session shall commence 
on the first Monday in October and consider all other 
financial matters and any other town business properly 
brought before it; 

Town Counsel Clement McCarthy recommended 
dismissal of this article stating that under Chapter 39 
elections should be held no more than 35 days before town 
meeting. If this amendment passes we will have to 
petition legislature for approval. After a discussion a vote 
was taken on Mr. Silver's amendment. Amendment 
defeated. Mr. Silver then moved for dismissal of article. 
An amendment presented by Mr. Gravell was ruled out of 
order. A vote for dismissal of amendment was voted. A 
vote was taken for dismissal of the main motion. 



UNDER ARTICLE 36. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to amend Section 8 of the Town Meeting 
Rules of Order by adding Paragraph 8.3 which would read 
as follows: 

"All amendments of multi-paragraphed articles 
involving the expenditure of money shall be con- 
fined to the particular numerical line item which is 
then under consideration." 



Mr. William Murphy and Mr. Marvin Schenk spoke in 
favor of this article. Mr. Ralph Casale, Mr. Robert Sexton, 
and Mr. Edward Hilliard presented arguments against it. 
A vote was taken on the main motion. Defeated by voice 
vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 37. Mr. Gerald Silver moved that the 
Town vote to adopt the following Bylaw: 



Finance Committee Report 

"Copies of the Finance Committee Report and 
Recommendations, including the Warrant for each 
regular Town Meeting shall be mailed with sub- 
stantive recommendations on each article by the 
Finance Committee to each residence in the Town 
containing one or more registered voters. This 
mailing is to be completed no later than two weeks 
before the Town Meeting". 



Mr. Silver presented the following estimated cost for the 
above: 



Printing 
Computer 
Postage 
Total 



$1,340.00 
160.00 
181.00 

$1,681.00 



Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee stated it 
would be impossible for the Town to do this. Mr. Lovering 
and Mr. Hilliard spoke against attempting to do this. Mr. 
Robert Sexton stated his feeling that town meeting is 
being held hostage by negotiates. Mr. Silver moved to 
amend Article 37 to read as follows: "Copies of the 
Finance Committee Report, including the warrant, shall 
be made available by the Finance Committee to the 
public, in sufficient quantity, no later than two weeks 
before the town meeting convenes; availability of the 
warrant and report for public review for less than two 
weeks before the scheduled meeting date shall cause 
postponement of the annual town meeting for a 
corresponding number of days: Town Counsel ruled that 
amendment was illegal, and Moderator Daniel Coughlin 
declined amendment. After further discussion a vote was 
taken on the main motion. Motion defeated. 

UNDER ARTICLE 38. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to adopt the following Bylaw: 

Appointments 

"The Board of Selectmen and the Moderator shall give 
public notice of intent to fill any appointive position in the 
Town by giving public notice thereof at least 14 days 
before making such appointment in a newspaper 
published in the Town. 

Mr. Raymond Tunstall questioned the presence of a 
quorum. A hand cound was taken indicating that there 
were 231 voters present. 

After a discussion on the merits of the article a vote was 
taken on the main motion. Motion defeated, by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 39. Mr. Gerald Silver moved that the 
Town vote to petition the General Court of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts to enact special legislation 
to establish a 3 year term of office of members of the 
Chelmsford Planning Board. 

Mr. Timothy Hehir spoke against this article stating 
that the Planning Board had voted a recommendation for 
dismissal. Mr. Robert Raab, newly elected member of the 
planning board spoke in favor of the article stressing the 
advantages of the three years term. Mr. Marvin Schenk 
spoke in favor suggesting that the three year terms be 
staggered. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 40. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to establish a 
Consumer Advisory Commission for the purposes of 
conducting investigations and research into matters 
affecting consumer interests and education and of ad- 
vising and reporting the results of such investigations and 
research to the general public as well as to local govern- 
mental authorities and law enforcement agencies. The 
commission shall submit an annual report to the town and 
shall send a copy thereof to the Consumers' Council of the 
Commonwealth. The commission may appoint such 
clerks and other employees as it may require and further 
to see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
appoint five commissioners to serve upon said Consumer 
Advisory Commission. 



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Mr. Lannan moved for dismissal of this article. A vote 
was taken on the motion. Dismissal voted unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 41. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to adopt the following Bylaw: 

Possession and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages" 

SECTION 1. Definitions. The following definitions shall 
apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this By- 
law: 

(1) "Public Way" shall mean the entire width between the 
lines of every way publicly maintained when any part 
thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of 
vehicular travel and shall include the entire width of any 
sidewalk within the lines of such way. In the case of ways 
established by prescription or concerning which no of- 
ficial layouts exist, the edges of the surface of the traveled 
way shall be deemed to be the lines of such public ways. 

(2) "Alcoholic Beverages" shall mean any beverage 
defined as an alcoholic beverage in Section 1 of Chapter 
138 of the General Laws. 

(3) "Common" shall mean the Town Common bounded by 
North Road, Westford Street and Academy Avenue. 

(4) "Public Property" shall mean and include the 
Common, school grounds, municipal parking lots, 
municipal parks, municipal playgrounds and the area of 
any real property, building, or office owned by or leased to 
the Town or occupied or used by any board, department, 
committee, commission, or office of the Town. 

(5) "Private Property" shall mean any real property 
within the Town of Chelmsford which is not owned by the 
Town. 

SECTION 2. No person shall consume any alcoholic 
beverage on any public way or on any way to which the 
public has a right of access. 

SECTION 3. No person shall bring any alcoholic beverage 
onto any private property or onto any public property or 
possess or consume any alcoholic beverage in or upon any 
public property or private property without the per- 
mission of the owner or person lawfully in charge or 
control of such private or public property. 

SECTION 4. All alcoholic beverages possessed or con- 
sumed in violation of this Bylaw shall be seized and held 
until final adjudication of the complaint against the 
person charged with such violation. After final ad- 
judication all beverages seized shall be returned to the 
person lawfully entitled thereto." 

Mr. Robert Hall stated that the School Committee is 
unanimously in favor of this article. Town Counsel 
Clement McCarthy answered a question pertaining to 
transporting liquor home from package stores in private 
cars. He stressed that our police department uses com- 
mon sense regarding matters such as this. A question 
about the legality of consuming a bottle of wine on Town 
property if permission has been given for a picnic brought 
the same response from Mr. McCarthy. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. It was so voted, by 
voice. The decision of the Moderator was questioned. A 
hand vote was taken: 



YES 
NO 



It was so voted. 



150 
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Mr. Elisardo Calvo questioned the presence of a 
quorum. A hand count was taken showing 203 voters 
present. 

UNDER ARTICLE 42. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to adopt the following Bylaw: 

FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES 

"No person shall fire or discharge any firearms or ex- 
plosives of any kind within the limits of any highway, 
park, or other public property, except with the written 
permission of the Board of Selectmen, or on any private 
property except with the written consent of the owner or 
legal occupant thereof; provided, however, that this 
bylaw shall not apply to the lawful defense of life or 
property, nor to any law enforcement officer acting in the 
discharge of his duties. Any person violating this bylaw 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars 
for each offense. 

After a discussion on the above Mr. Robert Sexton 
moved to amend this article by striking out the word 
"written" and adding "consent of owner". Mr. John Alden 
expressed concern about limitations this might place on 
the Minutemen. Town Counsel Clement McCarthy 
assured Mr. Alden this article would not affect the ac- 
tivities of the Minutemen. A vote was taken on Mr. Sex- 
ton's amendment. Amendment defeated. 

Mr. Edwin Chernosky moved to amend Article 42 to add 
word "Possession" of written consent. A vote was taken 
on this amendment. It was so voted. A vote was taken on 
the main motion as amended. It was so voted. 

The Bylaw now reads as follows: 

"No person shall fire or discharge any firearms or ex- 
plosives of any kind within the limits of any highway, park 
or other public property, except with the possession of 
written permission of the Board of Selectmen, or on any 
private property except with the possession of written 
consent of the owner or legal occupent thereof; provided, 
however, that this bylaw shall not apply to the lawful 
defense of life or property, nor to any law enforcement 
officer acting in the discharge of his duties. Any person 
violating this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars for each offense." 

UNDER ARTICLE 43. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to adopt the following Bylaw: 

SOLICITORS 

No person or organization shall solicit orders or sub- 
scriptions, or sell goods or merchandise door to door, in 
the Town without first having registered with the Police 
Department. There shall be no door to door solicitation or 
selling before 9:00 o'clock in the forenoon or after 6:00 
o'clock in the evening. 

It was so voted, by voice, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 44. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to accept the following section of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 40 §8 (g) - A city or town which ac- 
cepts this section may enter into an agreement with 
another city of town, or other cities and towns, to provide 
mutual aid programs for police departments to increase 
the capability of such departments to protect the lives, 
safety and property of the people in the area designated in 
the agreement. Said agreement may include the fur- 



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nishing of personal services, supplies, materials, con- 
tractual services, and equipment when the resources 
normally available to any municipality in the agreement 
are not sufficient to cope with a situation which requires 
police action. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 45. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
in the event the Town enters into an agreement with 
another city or town, or other cities or towns, to provide 
mutual aid programs for police departments pursuant to 
the provisions of Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 40 §8 (g), to see if 
the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $610.00 for the 
necessary expenses of implementing any such 
agreement. 

Mr. Robert Sexton questioned whether the $610.00 might 
be an escalating figure. Police Chief Robert Germann 
answered there is a possibility the figure would increase. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. It was so voted, by 
voice, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 46. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to accept the following mentioned streets, 
as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown by their 
reports and plans duly filed in the Office of the Town 
Clerk, and to raise and appropriate or transfer from 
available funds the sum of $ NO FUNDS for the purpose of 
reconstructing the following mentioned streets: 

Wellman Avenue, Jonathan Lane, Jerridge Lane, 
Brentwood Road, Sanford Road. 

Providing all construction of same meets with the 
requirements of the Board of Selectmen, and subject to 
the withholding of any remaining bonds until such 
requirements have been met. 

It was so voted, unanimously, by voice. 

Mr. Reginald Larkin moved to adjourn until Monday, May 
13 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Mr. 
Marvin Schenk explained that the budget would not be 
available for a Monday session. Mr. Robert Sexton moved 
to amend Mr. Larkin's motion to read Thursday, May 
16th. A vote was taken on the motion to amend. Motion 
carried. A vote was taken on the main motion as amen- 
ded-next meeting will be held Thursday, May 16, 1974 at 
7:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. It was so voted. 



Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



A tally of voters who checked in the course of the evening 
showed 292 voters present. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 



Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to take Article 13 from the 
table. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
$52,971.92 for purchases of equipment for the Highway 
Department, such purchases to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen, and to authorize 
said Board of Selectmen to dispose of equipment presently 
being used by the Highway Department as follows: 

(a) To purchase one truck chassis (for waste collections) 
for the Highway Department and to sell by good and 
sufficient bill of sale one waste collection truck presently 
being used by the Highway Department: 

(b) To purchase one packer body (for waste collections) 
for the Highway Department. 

(c) To purchase two truck cabs and chassis for the High- 
way Department and to sell by good and sufficient bill of 
sale two truck cabs and chassis presently being used by 
the Highway Department: 

(d) To purchase one 3/4 ton pickup truck for the Highway 
Department: 

(e) To purchase two snow plows for the Highway 
Department, such purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to take Article 6 from the 
table. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $92.50 
with which to meet bills for previous years. 

Mr. Joseph Gutwwin moved to withdraw the amend- 
ment made by him at the May 6, 1974 meeting which would 
include in this article an additional $16,900 expenditure. A 
vote was taken on the motion to withdraw the amendment. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. It was so voted, 
unanimously. A 4/5 vote was required. 



UNDER ARTICLE 47. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to join the Lowell Regional Transportation 
Authority in conformity with the pursuant to all of the 
applicable provisions of Chapter 1141 of the Acts of 1973 
and, if necessary, to authorize or endorse the action of the 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen as the designated 
representative of the Town on the Advisory Board. 

A lengthy discussion resulted, and a vote on the main 
motion defeated this article. 



MAY 16, 1974 

The adjourned Annual Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:50 p.m. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 384 
voters present. 

Tellers for the evening were: 

Dorothy Lerer, Margaret Johnson, Ruth Delaney, 
Robert Griffin, Arthur Osborne, Carl Olsson, Edmund 
Polubinsky. 



UNDER ARTICLE 48. Mr. Claude Harvey moved that the 
Town will empower the Chelmsford Housing Authority 
under M. G. L. Chapter 121B, Section 39 to erect another 
new housing project for elderly persons of low income, as 
determined by the Authority to bd reasonably necessary 
and feasible. 

A question by Anne Sexton as to the reasons why elderly 
people from other communities are living in the new 
Smith Street complex for elderly was answered by Mrs. 
Ruth Delaney, Secretary of the Housing Authority. 



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A voice vote was taken. Motion carried. The vote was 
questioned, and a hand vote was taken. 



YES 
NO 



200 
69 



It was so voted. 



UNDER ARTICLE 49. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to expend funds 
voted in Article 22 of the Annual Town Meeting called for 
March 12, 1973 for the procurement of plans and 
specifications for the following items: 

CRYSTAL LAKE 

4. Reconstruction of inlet control structure repairs to inlet 
canal, dike, and cleaning inlet canal: 

5. Repairs to masonry walls and reconstruction of control 
structures in mill canal. 

The expenditure of money for said plans and 
specifications not being reimbursable items. 

Mr. Paul Hart stated that the Selectmen are in favor of 
this article and Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance 
Committee gave the recommendations in favor of the 
article. Mr. Jeanpaul Gravell urged defeat of article 49 
and a vote for article 50. A vote was taken. It was so voted, 
by voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 50. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen in 
cooperation with the Crystal Lake Restoration Com- 
mission to negotiate with the owners of the Inlet Control 
Structure, Masonry Walls, and control structures in the 
mill canal at Crystal Lake to accept a deed of said 
properties to the Town reciting nominal consideration in 
which the owners will reserve to themselves, their suc- 
cessors and assigns perpetual rights and easements to use 
the said Inlet Control Structure, Masonry Walls and 
control structures in the mill canal in conjunction with 
other land, buildings and structures owned by them. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee 
recommended the above. A vote was taken. Motion 
carried, unanimously, by voice. 

Mr. Michael Devine moved to withdraw Articles 51, 52, 
and 53 which are to be replaced by Article 54. A vote was 
taken on the motion for withdraw! of these three articles. 
It was so voted. 



UNDER ARTICLE 54. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
appoint a committee to be known as the Water District 
Consolidation Committee to study the financial and 
engineering feasilibity of creating a Municipal Water 
Department. 

This article started a lengthy debate with Mr. Lannan, 
Mr. Schenk and Mr. Devine in favor of consolidation. Mr. 
Reginald Larkin and Mrs. Marion Dempsey spoke against 
agreeing with Mr. McGovern's position in the opposition. 
A motion to dismiss the article was made by Mr. 
McGovern. Motion defeated. A motion was made to stop 
debate. 2/3 needed - it was so voted, unanimously. A vote 
was taken on the main motion. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 55. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved in the 
event of an affirmative vote on the foregoing article, that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$10,000.00 to be used by said Water District Consolidation 



Committee to engage the services of an engineering firm 
in a consulting capacity: said Committee to report its 
findings and recommendations at the next Annual Town 
Meeting or sooner. 

Joan Kelch and Mr. Michael Devine spoke in fabor of 
this article with Mr. McGovern against. Mr. Robert 
Sexton moved to stop debate. A 2/3 vote was needed. It 
was so voted, unanimously, by voice. 

The main motion carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 56. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to approve and accept the relocation of a 
portion of Proctor Road as shown on a plan entitled, "Plan 
of the Relocation of a Portion of Proctor Road, Chelms- 
ford, Massachusetts Scale 1" = 40', Dec., 1973 Emmons, 
Fleming & Bienvehu, Inc., Engineers and Surveyors, 220 
Boston Road, No. Billerica, Mass." said relocation and 
the boundaries thereof being described as follows: 

Beginning at a drill hole in a stone wall on the 
southerly side of Proctor Road at land of Stefanos 
Bentas: thence N.06 deg. 57'44" E., across said 
Proctor Road, 40.00 feet to a point: thence, on a 
curve of 1000 foot radius, bearing to the right, 341.21 
feet toa point: thence S.63 deg. 29'16" E., 102.62 feet 
to a point: thence on a curve of 30.00 foot radius, 
bearing to the left, 36.50 feet to a point on the north- 
westerly side of Tuttle Road: thence, crossing 
said Tuttle Road, S.45 deg. 52'01" E., 40.04 feet to a 
drill hole in a stone wall: thence S.68 deg. 53'22" W., 
crossing said Proctor Road, 64.28 feet to a point on 
the southerly side of said Proctor Road: thence N.63 
deg. 29'16" W., 125.60 feet to a point: thence, on a 
curve of 960.00 foot radius, bearing to the left, 327.56 
feet to the point of beginning. 

Area Taken : Parcel 1 - Stefanos Bentas - Indefinite area 
taken; Parcel 2 - Stefanos Bentas - Indefinite area taken. 

A 2/3 vote was required for passing this article. It was 
so voted, unanimously, by voice. 

UNDER ARTICLE 57. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from the Sinking Fund the sum 
of $997.31 to reimburse the Town for the expense incurred 
for cleaning and repairing Town Hall offices because of 
damage caused by vandals on February 28, 1974. 

A motion to amend to include damage to library 
($254.00) in the above article was made. Motion to amend 
carried, unanimously. 

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended; the 
total transfer of $1,251.31. It was so voted. 



UNDER ARTICLE 58. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 to engage the services of an insurance con- 
sultant. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk explained the reasons why the 
finance committee are against this article. They 
originally were in favor of it. The majority of the Board of 
Selectmen are against the article. Mr. Roger Welch of the 
insurance advisory committee explained the coverage we 
have now, finding it satisfactory. Mr. Thorstenson and 
Mr. Dukakis had opposing views on article. Mr. Tunstall 
also spoke against it. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. Motion defeated. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 59. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town petition the General Court under Article 
LXXXIX of the amendments to the Massachusetts Con- 
stitution for special legislation authorizing it to delete or 
reduce any item in the school budget on approval of two 
thirds of the persons present and voting and to exempt the 
Town from the operation of the last sentence of Section 178 
I of Chapter 149 of the General Laws. 

On a question by Mr. Robert Sexton directed to Mr. 
Robert Hall of the School Committee inquiring about the 
position of the School Committee on the article, Mr. Hall 
responded that no vote had been taken. The Finance 
Committee is in favor of the article. Mr. Edward Hilliard 
and Mr. Jeanpaul Gravell expressed their views in favor 
of it, while Mrs. Cleven and Mrs. Blume opposed it. 

A vote was taken on the main motion. It was so voted. 



UNDER ARTICLE 60. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to exempt personnel of the Highway, Police 
and Fire Departments from the provisions of the Town's 
Personnel Wage and Salary Bylaw. 

Mr. Lannan moved to delete Highway Department from 
the article. 



UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to further amend Section 24, subtitled, "Job 
Titles and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries of the 
Personnel Wage and Salary Bylaw" by creating the 
following new positions: 

Building Inspector (Full Time) 
Purchasing Agent (Part Time) 
Administrative Assistant to Recreation Commission 
Director of Summer Program, Recreation Com- 
mission 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to amend Article 2 by 
deleting "Purchasing Agent (Part Time)". It was so 
voted. 

Article 2, as amended, passed by voice vote. 

Mr. Robert Sexton moved to take Article 3 out of order and 
to Table Article 2A until completion of the School Budget. 

A voice vote left the Chair in doubt. A hand vote ap- 
peared too close. A hand count was taken: YES 160 NO 165 

Mr. Sexton's motion was defeated. 



A discussion followed. A vote on the amendment 
carried. A vote on the main motion as amended left the 
chair in doubt. A second vote was taken. Motion as 
amended carried. 

UNDER ARTICLE 61. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to raise and appropriate $15,000 to vault the 
old and new gasoline tanks at the Highway Garage. 

Selectman Arnold Lovering spoke in favor of the article. 
The Finance Committee objected to the expenditure. 
After Mr. Lannan's statement that the majority of the 
Board of Selectmen were opposed to the article a vote was 
taken. 

Motion defeated. 



UNDER ARTICLE 2A. Mr. Peter Vennard of the Per- 
sonnel Board moved that the Town vote to further amend 
Section 24, subtitled, "Job Titles and Standard Rates for 
Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and Salary 
Bylaw", to conform to rates of pay negotiated by the Town 
with certain labor organizations, pursuant to General 
Laws, Chapter 149, Section 178 G through 178 N. 

Mr. Matthew Doyle questioned Line Items 1, 4, and 13. 
Mr. Gerald Lannan explained that under state law we are 
required to have a full time Veterans Agent. Mr. Vennard 
and Mr. Schenk further clarified the increase recom- 
mended for the Town Accountant and the position of Town 
Aide. Mr. Doyle moved to table Line 1. Veteran's Agent, 
and was ruled out of order by the Moderator. 



Mr. Robert Sexton moved for adjournment until Thurs- 
day, May 23, 1974 at 7:30 p.m., and to leave Article 62 
until after the budget has been voted on. The Selectmen 
were not in favor of this motion. Mr. Edward Hilliard 
moved to amend Mr. Sexton's motion to Monday, May 20, 
1974 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. This 
amendment passed. A vote was taken on the main motion 
as amended. It was so voted. 



Meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m. 

Daniel J. Coughlin 
Moderator 



Mary E.St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
May 20, 1974 

The adjourned annual town meeting was called to order 
at 7:55 P.M. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 421 
voters present. 



Tellers for the evening were: 

Dorothy Lerer 
Margaret Johnson 
Ruth Delaney 

Carl Olsson 



Robert Griffin 

Arthur Osborne 

Edward Marshall 



ADMINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL Recommended 1975 



1. 


Veteran's Agent $ 8,500.00 p.a. 


2. 


Clerk, Senior 7,431.00 p.a. 


3. 


Clerk 5,923.00 p.a. 


4. 


Town Accountant 13,000.00 p.a. 


5. 


Assistant Treasurer 1.00 p.a. 


6. 


Town Counsel 500.00 p.a. 


7. 


Selectmen's Administrative Asst 10,000.00 p.a. 


8. 


Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 3.00 hr. 


9. 


Board of Registrar's Clerk 850.00 p.a. 


10. 


Clerk 3.00 hr. 


11. 


Planning Board Clerk 3.00 hr. 


12. 


Board of Registrars (3 members) 360.00 ea. 


13. 


Town Aide 7,560.00 p.a. 


It 


was so voted. 



Mr. Arthur Colmer moved to amend Line 1. Cemetery 
Superintendent from $11,466 to $12,00. Motion defeated. 

It was so voted. 



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CONSERVATIONS CEMETERY Recommended 1975 



1. Cemetery Superintendent 


$11,466.00 p.a. 


2. Cemetery Foreman 


4.38 hr. 


3. Moth Superintendent 


1.00 p.a. 


4. Landscaper 


3.92 hr. 


5. Laborer, Park & Cemetery 


3.58 hr. 


6. Unskilled Laborer 


2.21 hr. 


7. Park Superintendent 


11,466.00 p.a. 


8. Skilled Forest Workman 


2.93 hr. 


9. Cemetery Equipment Operati 


Dr 4.23 hr. 


It was so voted. 




CUSTODIAL 


Recommended 1975 



TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT Recommended 1975 



1. Custodian (Center Hall) $ 3.31 hr. 

2. Custodian (Library) 3.31 hr. 

3. Custodian (Police Department) 3.31 hr. 



It was so voted. 

LIBRARY 

1. Librarian MLS 

2. Librarian MLS (Assistant) 

3. Branch Librarian 

4. Senior Assistant Librarian 

5. Junior Assistant Librarian 

6. Clerk 

7. Aides 

It was so voted. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



Recommended 1975 

513,456.00 p.a. 
9,500.00 p.a. 
8,005.00 p.a. 

3.32 hr. 

2.84 hr. 

3.00 hr. 

2.21 hr. 



Recommended 1975 



1. 


Highway Superintendent 


$18,000.00 p.a. 


2. 


Highway Foreman 


5.80 hr. 


3. 


Assistant Foreman 


4.56 hr. 


4. 


Grader Operator 


5.07 hr. 


5. 


Class 1 - Engineer Equip. Oper. 
(Tractor & Broom Oper.) 


4.87 hr. 


6. 


Class II -- Engineer Equip. Oper. 
(Catch Basin Cleaner Oper.) 


4.49 hr. 


7. 


Class III -- Special Equip. Oper. 
(Truck Driver, Highway & Waste) 


4.49 hr. 


8. 


Laborer (Ashes & Waste) 


3.88 hr. 


9. 


Laborer (General) 


3.60 hr. 


10. 


Laborer (Skilled) 


3.88 hr. 


11. 


Mechanic 


4.57 hr. 


12. 


Mechanic -- Heavy Equipment 


4.96 hr. 


13.' 


Custodian (Laborer - general) 


3.60 hr. 


14. 


Painting Machine Operator 
(Only when employed) 


4.23 hr. 


15. 


Sewer Rodder Machine Operator 
(Only when employed) 


4.23 hr. 



It was so voted. 



TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT Mr. Gerald Lannan moved 
that the Fire Department be left until completion of 
budget. The motion to table passed unanimously. 



1. Chief 

2. Captain 

It was so voted. 



$22,700.00 p.a. 
18,728.00 p.a. 



Mr. Peter Vennard moved to amend Item la. under 
"Recreation" to read "Recreation Commission." It was 
so voted. 



Recommended 1975 



RECREATION 

1. Director $ 

Transportation 
1a. Administrative Assistant to 

Recreation Commission 1 

1b. Director of Summer Program 1 



2. Swimming Director 

3. Swimming Instructor 

4. Playground Director 

5. Playground Supervisor 

6. Playground Instructor 

7. Sports Instructor 



MIN. 
$70.00 wk. 
70.00 wk. 
70.00 wk. 
70.00 wk. 
70.00 wk. 
70.00 wk. 





250.00 p.a. 

200.00 p.a. 
240.00 p.a. 

MAX. 
$90.00 wk. 
90.00 wk. 
90.00 wk. 
90.00 wk. 
90.00 wk. 
90.00 wk. 



A vote was taken on the main motion as amended. It 
was so voted. 

Mr. Peter Vennard moved to amend "Miscellaneous" 
by deleting "Purchasing Agent (Part-time) Line Item 8. It 
was so voted. 

Mr. Carl Seidel moved to amend Item 6 "Dog Officer" 
to $6,500 instead of 5,780 p.a., and Item 6a. "Assistant Dog 
Officer" to $5,200 p.a., instead of $2.79 hr. It was so voted. 

Mr. Matthew Doyle moved to reduce Line Item 2 under 
"Miscellaneous", Building Inspector to read $8,500.00 
instead of $15,000.00. A lengthy discussion resulted 
whereby the need for a full time building inspector and the 
qualifications needed for the position were questioned. 
Mr. Gerald Lannan stated that the town is now obliged by 
state law to employ a full time building inspector, and 
further stated that our present part-time inspector meets 
all requirements for the position. Mr. Michael Fabien 
moved to stop debate. A 2/3 vote required. 

YES 276 

NO 73 Motion to stop debate passed. 

A vote on "Miscellaneous" as amended, was taken. It 
was so voted. 



MISCELLANEOUS 

1. Animal Inspector 

2. Building Inspector 

3. Gas Inspector 

4. Electric Inspector 

5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 

6. Dog Officer 

6a. Assistant Dog Officer 

7. Clock Winder 



Recommended 1975 

$ 1,000.00 p.a. 

15,000.00 p.a. 

4.00 visit 

4.00 visit 

2,000.00 p.a. 

6,500.00 p.a. 

5,200.00 p.a. 

100.00 p.a. 



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Mr. Gerald Silver moved for reconsideration of 2A 
"Town Police Department", Items 1 & 2, Chief & Captain. 
A voice vote left the chair in doubt. A showing of hands 
was made. Reconsideration passed. 

Town Counsel Clement McCarthy read his written legal 
opinion on the payment of Police and Fire Chief's salaries, 
stating that state statute obligates the town to pay police 
and fire chiefs at a rate twice that of a patrolman. Mr. 
Ralph Casale's motion to "strike out the chief" was ruled 
out of order by the Moderator. 

Mr. Richard Codling moved to amend Article 2A, Line 2. 
Captain, to $14,672.88 instead of $18,728.00 previously 
voted. This motion to amend was defeated. 

Mr. Robert Sexton was ruled out of order by the 
Moderator when he attempted to explain that the voters 
had "Misunderstood the motion to remove No.l (Police 
Chief salary)". Another vote was taken to reaffirm the 
wishes of the voters with regard to Article 2A, Lines 1 & 2 
Town Police Department, Chief, $22,700.00 p.a., Captain 
$18,728.00 p.a. It was so voted. 

Mr. Edward Hilliard moved to reconsider AD- 
MINISTRATIVE & CLERICAL, Item 4, Town Ac- 
countant.A voice vote and showing of hands left the chair 
in doubt. A hand count was taken. 



EXPENSES: 



YES 150 
NO 141 



5. 



Expenses 
Outlay 



Total 

Total Accounting Department 

It was so voted, as amended. 



1,875.00 
400.00 

$ 2,275.00 

$34,877.00 



ANIMAL INSPECTOR'S DEPARMENT 



Reconsideration passed. 



6. Inspector's Salary 

7. Expense 




$ 1,000.00 
50.00 


Total Animal Inspector 


Dept. 


$ 1,050.00 


It was so voted. 






BOARD OF APPEALS 






8. Clerk Hire 

9. Expenses 




$ 1,800.00 
1,550.00 


Total Board of Appeals 




$ 3,350.00 


It was so voted. 







Mr. Hilliard moved to amend Item 4 under Ad- 
ministrative & Clerical to read Town Accountant, $14,000 
p.a., instead of $13,000 p.a. previously voted. This 
amendment was supported by Finance Committee 
Chairman Marvin Schenk and Selectman Gerald J. 
Lannan. 

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended. It 
was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Gerald Hardy moved for reconsideration of 
CONSERVATION & CEMETERY, Line 1. Cemetery 
Superintendent. It was so voted. 

A motion to amend Line 1. Cemetery Superintendent to 
a figure of $12,000 instead of $11,466 was defeated. 

Mr. Matthew Doyle moved for reconsideration of 
MISCELLANEOUS, Line Item 2. Building Inspector, 
$15,000 p.a., in order to reduce this figure to $8,500 p.a. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk, and Mr. Gerald Lannan spoke in 
opposition to reconsideration. A vote was taken. Recon- 
sideration defeated, by voice vote. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Philip J. McCormack moved 
that the Town vote to raise and appropriate such sums of 
money as may be required to defray town charges for the 
fiscal period from July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975. 



ASSESSOR'S — Mr. Schenk moved to amend Line 18 from 
$9,600 to $8,600. It was so voted. 



SALARIES: 




10. 


Assessor (Full Time) 


$14,000.00 


11. 


Board Member 


00 


12. 


Board Member (Part Time) 


6,722.00 


13. 


Senior Clerk (3) 


22,292.00 


14. 


Clerk (Part Time) 


3,062.00 




Total 


$46,076.00 


EXPENSES: 




15. 


Office Expenses 


$ 4,000.00 


16. 


Transportation 


1,000.00 


17. 


Outlay's 


350.00 


18. 


Data Proc. (Tax Billing) 


8,600.00 




Total 


$13,950.00 



Total Assessor's Department 
It was so voted, as amended. 



$60,026.00 



ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 



RECOMMENDED 



Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend line Item 1 from 
$13,000 to $14,000. It was so voted. 



SALARIES 

1. Accountant 

2. Senior Clerk (2) 

3. Additional Clerk Hire 



Recommended 1975 

$14,000.00 

14,862.00 

3,740.00 



BI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 
COMMITTEE Recommended 

19. Expenses - Annual Operation $3,476.00 

20. Accumulation Fund (1975-76) 8,000.00 

Total Bicentennial Celebration 

Committee $11,476.00 

It was so voted. 



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BUILDING INSPECTOR'S DEPT. Recommended 

Includes: Zoning Bylaw Enforcement 

21. Inspector's Salary $15,000.00 

22. Inspector's Fees 00 

23. Inspector's Expenses 1,000.00 



Total Building Insp. Dept. 
It was so voted. 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 



$16,000.00 



SALARIES: 




24. 


Commissioners (3) 


$ 300.00 


25. 


Superintendent 


11,460.00 


26. 


General Labor 


24,624.00 


27. 


Special Labor for Lot Owners 


700.00 




Total 


$37,084.00 


28. 


Interments 


$ 4,500.00 


29. 


Transportation Superintendent 


300.00 


30. 


Expenses 


7,150.00 




Outlays 


2,250.00 


31. 


Town Clerk -- Salary 


00 


32. 


Town Clerk - Expenses 


00 


33. 


Beautification - Perpetual Care 






Area 


00 


34. 


Out of State Expenses 


200.00 


35. 


Restore Forefather's and Hart 






Pond Cemetery 


1,000.00 




Total 


$15,400.00 




Total Cemetery Dept. 


$52,484.00 


It 


was so voted. 




CIVILIAN DEFENSE 




36. 


Expenses 


$ 1,500.00 


37 


Outlays 


6,144.00 



Total Civilian Defense 



$ 7,644.00 



A question by Mr. Norman Lebrecque on the need for 
Civilian Defense was clarified by Mr. Marvin Schenk of 
the Finance Committee. 

It was so voted. 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

38. Expenses $22,500.00 
It was so voted. 

CONSTABLE 

39. Constable's Salary $ 120.00 

It was so voted. 



Mr. Arkin moved to amend COUNCIL ON AGING Line 
40 "Expenses" $3,258.00 to $8,258.00 in order to provide 
funds to operate the van previously voted under Article 33. 
The Finance Committee is in favor of this amendment. A 
voice vote on the amendment left the chair in doubt. A 
showing of hands indicated that amendment passed. 

A vote was taken on the main motion as amended. It 
was so voted. 



COUNCIL ON AGING 

40a. Salary 
40. Expenses 

Total Council On Aging 



Recommended 

00 
8,258.00 



$ 8,258.00 



Mrs. Ina Greenblatt moved to adjourn until Thursday, 
May 23, 1974 at 7:30 in the High School gymnasium. A 
voice vote left the chair in doubt. A showing of hands 
defeated motion. Mr. Robert Sexton challenged the 
decision of the Moderator. A hand count was taken: 



YES 80 




NO 190 Motion to adjourned failed. 




DEBT AND INTEREST Recommended 


41. 


North School Loan 


00 


42. 


High School Loan No. 1 


50,000.00 


43. 


High School Loan No. 2 


85,000.00 


44. 


Highway Garage Loan 


5,000.00 


45. 


South Row Elementary 






School Loan 


45,000.00 


46. 


Addition to High School 


00 


47. 


Junior High School Loan 


110,000.00 


48. 


Pine Ridge Equipment 


00 


49. 


Westland Elem. School Loan & 




50. 


Harrington Elem. School Loan 


160,000.00 


51. 


Byam Elementary School Loan 


105,000.00 


52. 


High School- 1972 


850,000.00 




Debt -Total I 


51,410,000.00 


INTEREST 




53. 


North School Loan 


00 


54. 


High School Loan No. 1 


5,250.00 


55. 


High School Loan No. 2 


10,880.00 


56. 


Highway Garage Loan 


170.00 


57. 


Anticipation of Revenue 8i 






Reimbursement Loans 


50,000.00 


58. 


South Row Elem. School Loan 


11,025.00 


59. 


Addition to High School 


00 


60. 


Junior High School 


34,938.00 


61. 


Pine Ridge Equipment 


00 


62. 


Westland Elem. School Loan & 




63. 


Harrington Elem. School Loan 


92,020.00 


64. 


Byam Elementary School Loan 


96,150.00 


65. 


High School -1972 


317,900.00 




Interest Total 


$618,333.00 




Total Debt & Interest ! 


52,028,333.00 



It was so voted, unanimously. 



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Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend DOG OFFICER, 
Line 66 to read $6,500.00 instead of $5,780 and Line 67 to 
read $5,200 instead of $2,220, as voted in Article 2. 
Amendment voted. 



DOG OFFICER 


Recommended 


SALARIES 




66. Dog Officer 

67. Assistant Dog Officer 

68. Expenses 


$ 6,500.00 
5,200.00 
2,000.00 


Total Dog Officer 


$13,700.00 



Vote on main motion, as amended. It was so voted. 



DUTCH ELM CONTROL 

Mr. Myles Hogan moved to amend Line 70 Expenses to 
read $10,750 instead of the recommended $1.00. Mr. 
Schenk and Mr. Silver objected to this expenditure. A vote 
on the amendment was taken. Motion defeated. 



69. 
70. 



Superintendent 
Expenses 



1.00 
1.00 



Total Dutch Elm Control 
Vote on main motion, passed. 



2.00 



EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH Recommended 



71. Expenses 

It was so voted 

ELECTIONS 



$ 500.00 



72. Wages and Expenses 
It was so voted. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

73. Expenses 

It was so voted. 



$21,000.00 



$ 1,000.00 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

May 23, 1974 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the adjourned 
annual town meeting to order at 7:55 P.M., recognizing 
the presence of a quorum. Mr. Raymond Tunstall 
questioned the presence of a quorum. 



Tellers were: 

John Coddaire 
Carl Olsson 
Arthur Osborne 



Dorothy Lerer 

Margaret Johnson 

Robert Griffin 



Richard Monahan 

A count by the tellers showed 281 voters present. 

Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved to table any action 
under FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET until last item to 
be taken up this evening. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

GAS PIPING & FIXTURE DEPT. Recommended 



80. Fees 

81. Expenses 



$ 2,000.00 
75.00 



Total Gas Piping & Fixture Dept. $ 2,075.00 
It was so voted. 

HEALTHS SANITATION DEPARTMENT 



Salaries: 




82. 


Board Members 


$ 828.00 


83. 


Director of Public Health 


16,300.00 


84. 


Senior Clerk 


7,431.00 


85. 


Plumbing Inspector - Fees& 






Transfers 


2,500.00 


86. 


Physicians 


1,000.00 


87. 


Vacation and Sickness 


1,000.00 




Total 


$29,059.00 


Expenses: 




88. 


Health and Professional Services 


$ 7,200.00 


89. 


Collection of Garbage 


00 


90. 


Mosquito Control Study 


100.00 


91. 


Transportation, Directors 


1,200.00 


92. 


Other Expenses 


1,920.00 


93. 


Out of State Expense 


350.00 




Total 


$10,770.00 




Total of Salaries & Expenses 


$39,829.00 



Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to adjourn until Thursday, 
May 23, 1974 at 7:30 PM in the High School gymnasium. 
Meeting adjourned at 11 :0O P.M. It was so voted. 



Daniel J. Coughlin 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



Mr. McDermott moved to amend Line 83 to read $16,300, 
instead of $16,000, and the totals $39,829 instead of $39,529. 
It was so voted. Main motion as amended passed by voice 
vote. 

Mr. Jeanpaul Gravell moved to take the School 
Department budget out of order. After a discussion on this 
a vote was taken which defeated Mr. Gravell's motion. 



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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to amend Line Item 118 to 
$57,000 instead of $7,000. This figure of $57,000 is a transfer 
of $27,000 from Revenue sharing funds, and a transfer of 
$30,000 from Highway maintenance under Chapter 1141 ; 
in addition to this Mr. Lannan also moved to transfer 
$190,854 under Chapter 1140 to reduce the Highway 
budget. A recess was called from 8:40 P.M. to 8:50 P.M. 
for checking figures. A discussion followed. Mr. Jacob 
Sartz moved to stop debate. A 2/3 vote required. YES 267 
NO 20. Motion to stop debate carried. 

A vote was taken on Mr. Lannan's motion to amend Line 
118. It was so vote, unanimously. 

Mr. Norman Labrecque moved to amend Line 109 from 
216,873 to 201,000 and Line 110 from 31,912 to 25,000. A 
debate on this motion resulted with Mr. McDermott of the 
Finance Committee opposed and the Selectmen opposed. 
A recess was called from 9.10 P.M. - 9:20 P.M. After 
recess Mr. Lebrecque moved to withdraw his amend- 
ment. Motion to withdraw passed. Mr. Labrecuqe moved 
to substitute $206,000 for the $216,873 under Line 109. 
Motion defeated. Line 110 amendment defeated. 

Mrs. Ina Greenblatt moved to amend Line 101 to read 
$257,000 instead of $288,086, and Line 102 of $10,000 instead 
of $11,864, stating that paper pickup should provide the 
Town with revenue. Mr. John Walsh moved to stop debate 
on this motion to amend. A voice vote was taken, leaving 
the moderator in doubt. A hand count was taken: YES 282 
NO 5 2/3 vote required. Motion to stop debate passed. 

A vote was taken on Mrs. Greenblatt's motion to amend 
101. Defeated by voice vote. Vote taken on Mrs. Green- 
blatt's motion to amend Line 102. Defeated by voice vote. 

Mr. William Dempster moved to stop debate under Line 
Items 94-118. Vote by voice was unanimous to stop debate. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMEN T 

Salaries: 

94. Superintendent 

95. Administrative Assistant- 

96. Engineer's Fees 

97. Senior Clerk 

98. Clerk Hire 

Total 



Recommended 

518,000.00 

Highway 00 

4,500.00 

7,431.00 

594.00 

$30,525.00 



EXPENSES: 




99. Utilities and Misc. Expense 


$30,800.00 


100. Street Signs 


2,000.00 


101. Waste Collection 


288,086.00 


102. Annual Waste Clean Up Days 


11,864.00 


103. Maintenance & Repair to Garage 


750.00 


104. Outlays 


00 


HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND DRAINAGE 


105. Highway Materials 


71,000.00 


106. Miscellaneous Equipment & 




Small Tools 


1,500.00 


107. Stabilization Fund Equipment 


10,000.00 


108. Machinery Hire - Other 


1,000.00 


109. Labor -Men 


216,873.00 


110. Vacations and Sickness 


31.912.00 



111. Labor -- Overtime 6,160.00 

112. Radio Outlay and Equipment 00 

113. Radio Repairs and Services 540.00 

ROAD MACHINERY ACCOUNT 



114. 


Repairs 


19,000.00 


115. 


Snow and Ice Removal 


197,080.00 


116. 


Highway Bridges & Drainage 






Const. 


39,680.00 


117. 


Chapter 90 Maintenance 


00 


118. 


Sidewalks 


57,000.00 



Total $985,245.00 

Totai Highway Department $1,015,770.00 
Total Raise & Appropriate 767,916.00 

Transfers $190,854.00 
57,000.00 

$247,854.00 
It was so voted, as amended. 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
119. Expenses 



Recomme nded 
$ 750.00 



HOME RULE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

120. Expenses 
It was so voted. 

HYDRANT SERVICE DEPARTMENT 



625.00 



121. Center 

122. North 

123. East 

124. South 

It was so voted, as amended. 

INSURANCE DEPARTME NT 

125. Prop. Liab. & All Types 

of Ins. 

126. Chapter 32B Insurance - 
Employees 

127. Police Professional Liability 

Total Insurance Department 
It was so voted. 

LAW DEPARTMENT 



Salaries: 

128. Town Counsel 



Expenses: 

129. Legal Services 

130. Misc. Exp. Association Dues 

Total Law Department 



$33,360.00 
9,400.00 
4,300.00 
3,800.00 

$50,860.00 



Recommended 



$129,350.00 

156,500.00 
00 

$285,850.00 



Recommended 



$ 500.00 



$13,000.00 
1,000.00 

$14,500.00 



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LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

Mr. James Morash moved to amend Line Item 134 from 
$68,099 to $38,099. A lengthy discussion followed in which 
Mr. McDermott stated that the Finance Committee is 
opposed to this amendment. Mr. Thorstenson explained 
that the Library could not operate with this type of cut for 
personnel funds. Mr. John Walsh moved to stop debate. It 
was so voted, unanimously. A vote was taken on the 
amendment. Amendment defeated, unanimously. Mr. 
Richard McDermott moved to amend Line Item 140 to 
$20,400 instead of $31,400, and the total figure of $151,655.00 
instead of $162,655. After discussion on this amendment, a 
vote was taken. Amendment passed. A vote was taken on 
the main motion as amended. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 



IMASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 



Salar 


ies: Recommended 


131. 


Librarian 


$13,456.00 


132. 


Assistant Director 


9,500.00 


133. 


Branch Librarian 


8,005.00 


134. 


Assistant Librarians & Clerks 


68,099.00 


135. 


Library Aides 


3,959.00 


136. 


Custodian & Security 


8,181.00 


137. 


Vacation & Sickness 


2,700.00 




Total 


$113,900.00 


138. 


Repair & Maintenance of Bldgs. 


$ 1,500.00 


139. 


Fuel, Light and Water 


6,955.00 


140. 


Books and Periodicals 


20,400.00 


141. 


Other Expenses 


7,100.00 


142. 


Outlays 


1,800.00 




Total 


$37,755.00 




Total Library Department 


$151,655.00 



It was so voted, as amended. 

Mrs. Dolores McGuire moved to amend Line 143 to 
$300.00 instead of $250.00. Since this line item on the 
Moderator's Salary pertained to him, Mr. Coughlin asked 
town clerk Mary E. St. Hilaire to conduct the meeting for 
this line item. Amendment passed, unanimously. 



DISTRICT 




OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE BUDGET 
Chelmsford assessment 45.54% $472,869.00 


It was so voted. 




PARK DEPARTMENT Recommended 


146.. Labor 

147. Expenses 

148. Outlays 

149. Recreation Field Maintenance 
Labor 

150. Recreation Field Maintenance 
Exp. 


$15,331.00 
4,075.00 
5,500.00 

00 

00 


Total Park Department 


$24,906.00 


It was so voted. 





PERSONNEL BOAR D 
151. Expenses 

PLANNING BOARD 



Recommended 
$ 350.00 

Recommended 



152. Clerk Hire 


$ 1,667.00 


153. Expenses 


1,334.00 


154. Outlay 


00 


155. Consultant 


650.00 


156. Greater Lowell Planning Fee 




(NMAC) 


8,812.00 


Total Planning Board 


$12,463.00 


It was so voted. 





Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved to amend Line 158 to 
reduce figure $654,723 to $404,723 by applying $250,000 
Revenue Sharing to this line item. A discussion developed 
in which Police Chief Robert Germann answered 
questions on his budget. Mr. John Walsh moved to stop 
debate. It was so voted, unanimously, by voice. A vote on 
Mr. Lannan's amendment was taken. Amendment 
passed, unanimously. 



MODERATOR 

143. Moderator's Salary 



Recommended 
$ 300.00 



Vote on main motion, as amended. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 



POLICE DEPARTME NT Recommended 

Salaries: 

157. Officers and Administration $146,175.00 

158. Regular and Special Account 404,723.00 

Total $550,898.00 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

144: Superintendent 

Expenses: 
145. Expenses 

Total Moth Department 



Recommended 



$ 1.00 



$ 



1.00 



$ 2.00 



Expenses: 

159. Maintenance and Equipment $76,839.00 

160. Chief's Out of State Expense 150.00 

161. Outlays 00 

1 62. Special & Education, Out of State 1 ,600.00 

163. Regional Tactical Unit, Expenses 1,500.00 



Total 

Total Police Department 



$ 80,089.00 
$630,987.00 



It was so voted. 



It was so voted, as amended, unanimously. 



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PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPT . 

Salaries: 

164. Janitor's Salary 

165. Vacation and Sickness 



Recommended 

$ 6,895.00 
334.00 



Expenses: 

176. Printing: Men-Women Directory $ 1,100.00 

177. Printing: Voters' Lists 400.00 

178. Other Expenses 860.00 

179. Data Processing 1,700.00 



Total 
Expenses: 

166. Fuel, Light and Water 

167. Repairs, Equipment and 
Expenses 

168. Outlays 


7,229.00 

$ 7,500.00 

16,960.00 
6,300.00 


Total $ 4,060.00 
Total Registrar's Department $12,564.00 
It was so voted. 


Total 


$30,760.00 


SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE Recommended 


Total Public Buildings Dept. 
It was so voted. 


$37,989.00 


180. Clerk $ 1,000.00 

181. Out of State Travel 00 

182. Expenses 300.00 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


Recommended 


Total $ 1,300.00 



Mr. William Dempster moved to amend Line 170 to read 
$81,736, instead of $69,330. A discussion resulted. Mr. 
Joseph Gutwein moved to stop debate. It was so voted, 
unanimously. A vote was taken to amend. It was so voted. 



169. Salaries, Directors & Asst. Youth $ 8,500.00 

170. Expenses, Youth 81,736.00 

171. Out of State Expenses 00 

172. Outlay 00 

Total Recreation Dept. $90,236.00 

It was so voted, unanimously, as amended. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to remove from the table the 
Fire Department Budget. It was so voted. Mr. Lannan 
moved to take up Fire Department under Articles 2A and 
3 in proper order on May 28, 1974. It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to remove from the table 
Article 30. it was so voted. Mr. Robert Raab of the 
Planning Board recommended passage of this article. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Mr. S. Robert Monaco moved that 
the Town vote to amend the first sentence of Article XI, 
Sub-section 11.1 by deleting therefrom the word "two" 
and substitute therefor the word "three" so that said 
sentence will read as follows: 

"There is hereby established a Board of Appeals 
of five members and three associates all of whom 
shall be residents of the Town of Chelmsford to be 
appointed by the Selectmen, as provided in Chapter 
40A of the General Laws, which shall act on all 
matters within its jurisdiction under this Bylaw in 
the manner prescribed in Chapter 40A of the 
General Laws." 

A /2 vote required. It was voted, unanimously, by 
voice. 



REGISTRAR'S DEPARTMENT Recommended 



Salaries: 

173. Registrars (3) $ 1,080.00 

174. Ass't Registrars: Wages & Mileage 3,500.00 

175. Clerk 3,924.00 



Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to adjourn at 11 : 00 P.M. until 
Tuesday, May 28, 1974 at 7:30 P.M. in the High School 
Gymnasium. It was so voted. 



Daniel J. Coughlin, 
Moderator 



MaryE.StHilaire, 
Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

May 28, 1974 

The adjourned annual town meeting was called to order 
at 7:50 P.M. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 473 
voters present. 



Tellers for the evening were: 



Dorothy Lerer 
Margaret Johnson 



Gail Minns 
Robert Griffin 
Arthur Osborne 



Carl Olsson 
S Anthony Diciero 



Mr. Gerald J. Lannan to take from table Article 2A, 
Town Fire Department. It was so voted. Mr. Lannan 
moved that the salary of $18,728 be established for Deputy 
Chief. It was so voted. 



TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 



Recommended 



$18,728.00 



Total 



$ 8,504.00 



Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to retable Fire Department 
Budget under Article 3 until the end of this evening's 
meeting, or Thursday night if there is a town meeting. It 
was so voted. 

Mrs. Carol Cleven moved that the sum of $10,660,533 be 
raised and appropriated for the operation of theChelms- 
ford public schools including vocational education, said 
sum to be reduced by the use of available and anticipated 
Federal Funds of $547,000 to the sum of $10,113,533.00. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee moved to 
amend the above figure to a target budget of $10,305,925.00 
for the School Department. 

A lengthy debate resulted after Mrs. eleven's 
presentation of the entire budget. The Finance Committee 
felt that the anticipated enrollment could be cut sub- 



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stantially thus saving the Town money. Mr. Sherburn 
Appleton moved to stop debate. It was so voted, 
unanimously. Mr. Ralph Casale moved to take the vote on 
the amendment by secret ballot. This motion was 
defeated. 

A voice vote on Mr. Schenk's amendment left the chair 
in doubt. A hand count was taken: 

YES — 166 NO — 171 Amendment defeated. 

Mr. Arthur Osborne moved to stop debate on the main 
motion by Mrs. eleven. A 2/3 vote required. An attempt to 
obtain a unanimous vote by voice failed three times. A 
hand cout was taken: YES — 270 NO — 19. Motion to stop 
debate passed. 

Mr. Jeanpaul Gravell moved to take a secret ballot on 
the main motion by Mrs. Cleven. Motion defeated, by 
voice. A hand count was started due to Mr. Gravell's 
doubt of the result of the voice vote. Since so few were in 
favor of the secret ballot, Mr. Gravell withdrew his 
motion. 

A hand count was taken on the main motion by Mrs. 
Cleven. 

YES — 205 NO — 123 It was so voted. 







School Committee 






Recommended 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 


1974-75 


183. 


School Committee 


$ 27,300.00 


184. 


Superintendent's Office 


216,797.00 


185. 


Supervision 


241,954.00 


186. 


Principals 


565,083.00 


187. 


Teaching 


6,243,207.00 


188. 


Textbooks 


120,612.00 


189. 


Library 


234,684.00 


190. 


Audio-Visual 


130,594.00 


191. 


Guidance 


302,508.00 


192. 


Work Study 


17,291.00 


193. 


Psychological Services 


16,000.00 


194. 


School Attendance 


15,000.00 


195. 


Health Services 


71,100.00 


196. 


Transportation 


749,120.00 


197. 


Food Service 


25,000.00 


198. 


Athletics 


69,297.00 


199. 


Other Student Activities 


29,000.00 


200. 


Driver Education 


2,000.00 


201. 


Health Education 


38,639.00 


202. 


Custodial 


538,506.00 


203. 


Utilities 


317,075.00 


204. 


Maintenance of Grounds 


15,590.00 


205. 


Maintenance of Buildings 


41,750.00 


206. 


Maintenance of Equipment 


41,700.00 


207. 


Moving Expenses 


18,560.00 


208. 


Adult Education 


13,895.00 


209. 


Civic Activities 


14,500.00 


210. 


Programs with Other Schools 


5,000.00 


211. 


Chapter 766 


538,771.00 




Total 


$10,660,533.00 




Less Undistributed Reductior 


i 00 




Minus Federal Funds 


547,000.00 




Total Town Funds 


$10,113,533.00 



RECEIPTS 

212. State Education Aid Law 

213. Tuition & Transportation of 
State Wards 

214. School Transportation 

215. Rental of Auditoriums 

216. Custodial Services 

217. Special Education 

218. Vocational Education 

219. Dog Licenses 

220. Miscellaneous 

221. Adult Evening Education 

222. Federal Funds 



$ 2,270,843.00 

10,488.00 

938,142.00 

350.00 

12,000.00 

320,231.00 

32,712.00 

5,100.00 

4,000.00 

5,800.00 

547,000.00* 



Total Receipts $ 4,146,666.00 

Net Cost To Chelmsford $ 6,513,867.00 

"Includes $41 7,000 not expended in 1973 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND 
MEASURES 

223. Salary 

224. Expenses 

Total 
It was so voted. 
SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 



Recommended 

$ 2,000.00 
50.00 

$ 2,050.00 



Recommended 



Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend Line 231, Ex- 
penses, to $6,635.00 instead of $6,500.00. It was so voted. 



SALARIES: 

225. Chairman 

226. Board Members 

227. Selectmen Adm. Asst. 

228. Labor Relations Advisor 

229. Clerk (2) (Part-time) 

230. Senior Clerk (Full-time) 

Total 

EXPENSES: 

231. Expenses 

232. Conference Expenses 

233. Outlays 

234. Out of State Fxpenses 

235. Emergency Employment 

236. Purchasing Agent 

237. Photo Copy Machine 

238. Insurance for Selectmen 

Total 

Total Selectmen's Dept. 

It was so voted, as amended 



$ 1,500.00 
4,000.00 
10,000.00 
8,000.00 
6,264.00 
7,431.00 

$37,195.00 



$ 6,635.00 

1,500.00 

2,000.00 

250.00 

500.00 

00 

2,000.00 

1,560.00 

$14,445.00 

$51,640.00 



Mr. Edward Marshall moved for reconsideration of the 
School Budget. 

Motion defeated. 



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SEWER COMMISSION DEPT. Recommended 



239. Professional Fee 

240. Expenses 

Total Sewer Commission Dept. 
It was so voted. 

STREET LIGHTING 
241. Street Lighting 
It was so voted. 



$14,000.00 
1,500.00 

$15,500.00 



$50,000.00 



TOWN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE 

242. Expenses $ 3,000.00 

It was so voted. 



Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend budget request of 
Town Clerk, Line 244, from $14,461 to $14,862, making the 
total for salaries $27,068 rather than $26,667 and the total 
for Department $36,218, rather than $35,817. 

It was so voted 



TREASURERS COLLECTOR 




DEPARTMENT 


Recommended 


SALARIES: 




251. Treasurers Collector 


$15,120.00 


252. Assistant Treasurer 


00 


253. Senior Clerk (5) 


37,155.00 


254. Clerk 


7,778.00 


255. Vacation and Sickness 


1,500.00 


Total 


$61,553.00 


EXPENSES: 




256. Postage 


$ 7,200.00 


257. Printing, Advertising, 




Binding & Stationery 


2,500.00 


258. Bonds 


780.00 


259. Expenses 


4,130.00 


260. Outlays 


300.00 


261. Machine Hire 


00 


262. Data Processes, Payroll 


00 



263. Purchase NCR 400 Acct. Machine 
Total 



00 



$14,910.00 
Total Treasurer & Collector Dept. $76,463.00 



It was so voted. 



TOWN CLERK DEPT. 

SALARIES: 

243. Town Clerk 

244. Senior Clerk (2) 

245. Clerk (Part Time) 

Total 

EXPENSES: 

246. Expenses 

247. Board of Appeals-Variance 
Rec. Fees 

248. Printing Bylaw Books 

249. Outlays 

Total 

Total Town Clerk Dept. 
It was so voted 



Recommended 

$ 9,180.00 

14,862.00 

3,026.00 

S27.068.00 

Recommended 
$ 4,600.00 

50.00 

4,500.00 

00 



$ 9,150.00 
536,218.00 



TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE Recommended 



250. Expenses 



It was so voted. 



S 200.00 



Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend budget request of 
Treasurer and Collector Department Line 256 from $7,400 
to $7,200, Line 257 from $2,700 to $2,500 and Line 259 from 
$4,630 to $4,130, reducing the total of expenses from $15,810 
to $14,910 and reducing the Total of the Budget from 
$77,363 to $76,463. 

It was so voted. 



Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend Tree Warden 
Department Line 266 budget request from $6,000 to 
$9,500.00, increasing the Total from $6,001 to $9,501, and 
Total Tree Warden Department from $10,801 to $14,301. 

It was so voted. 



TREE WARDEN'S DEPARTMENT Recommended 



SALARIES: 

264. Tree Warden 

265. Fees 

Total 

EXPENSES: 

266. Other Expenses 

267. Outlay 

Total 

Total Tree Warden Dept. 
It was so voted, as amended. 



UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENTS 



$ 800.00 
4,000.00 

$ 4,800.00 



$ 9,500.00 
1.00 

$ 9,501.00 

$14,301.00 



Recommended 



A discussion about Line 277 Bus Transportation Subsidy 
resulted in a motion to retain this service. Mr. Lovering 
explained the routing of the Marinel buses and hoped for 
additions to this service. A vote was taken on the main 
motion. It was so voted. 

A discussion on the CATV Committee Line 270 ex- 
penditure of $1,500 resulted in a motion by Mrs. Patricia 
Giannino to eliminate Line 270. This motion was defeated, 
by voice vote. 



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Mrs. Florence Brunelle moved to amend by deleting 
Line 275, Lowell Mental Health Association, $5,217. This 
amendment was defeated by voice vote. 

268. Town Aide $ 7,560.00 

269. Town & Finance Committee 

Reports 10,000.00 

270. CATV Committee 1,500.00 

271. Expenses for Memorial Day 1,500.00 

272. Expenses for Town Clock 300.00 

273. Development & Industrial 

Commission 1,000.00 

274. Ambulance Service 9,000.00 

275. Lowell Mental Health Assn. 5,217.00 

276. Veteran Pension Claims 4,356.00 

277. Bus Transportation Subsidy 29,000.00 

278. Share Inc. (Drug Rehabilitation) 18,860.00 

Total Unclassified Departments $88,293.00 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Jeanpaul Gravell moved to reconsider school 
budget. Moderator ruled this motion out of order because 
the motion for reconsideration was made earlier by Mr. 
Edward Marshall. 



VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

279. Labor 

280. Expenses 

281. Outlays 

Total Varney Playground 
It was so voted. 



Recommended 

$ 3,000.00 
3,000.00 
1,700.00 

$ 7,700.00 



VETERAN'S BENEFITS DEPARTMENT 

Mr. Arnold Lovering moved to amend Veteran's budget 
to $90,600. The Finance Committee opposed the amend- 
ment. A discussion followed questioning the need for a full 
time verteran's agent as well as clerical help. Town 
Counsel Clement McCarthy advised the voters that state 
statute requires that the Town employ a full time 
veterans' agent. A vote was taken on Mr. Lovering's 
motion to amend. Motion defeated by voice vote. 
Discussion continued resulting in a motion by Mr. Francis 
Monette to amend by deleting line item 285, making total 
budget $84,010. Motion to amend defeated by voice vote. 



VETERAN'S BENEFITS DEPT. 



Recommended by 
Finance Committee 



282. Salary of Veteran's Agent 

283. Clerical 

284. Expenses 

285. Outlay 

286. Cash and Material Grants 


$ 8,500.00 

00 

510.00 

500.00 

75,000.00 


Total Veteran's Dept. 


$84,510.00 


WIRING INSPECTOR'S DEPT. 


Recommended 



YOUTH CENTER 

Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend Line 288 to $15,730 
instead of $14,654. Motion to amend carried, by voice vote. 



288. Expenses 
It was so voted, as amended. 



$15,730.00 



UNDER ARTICLE 62. Mr. Lannan moved to take Article 
from table. It was so voted. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk moved that the Town vote to in- 
struct the Board of Assessors to issue the sum of $160,000 
from free cash in the Treasury for the reduction of the tax 
rate for the current fiscal period. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to take Fire Department 
Budget from table. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk moved to amend Line 76. Main- 
tenance and Equipment to $37,550 instead of $38,100. It 
was so voted. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Recommended 



SALARIES: 

74. Officers and Administration $114,149.00 

75. Regular and Substitute Account 695,712.00 



Total 

EXPENSES: 

76. Maintenance and Equipment 

77. Outlays 

78. Out of State 

79. Stabilization Fund 

Total 

Total Fire Department 



$809,861.00 



$ 37,550.00 

6,800.00 

400.00 

10,000.00 

$ 54,750.00 

$864,611.00 



It was so voted, as amended. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to vote UNDER ARTICLE 
2A, Fire Chief Salary, $22,700.00. 

It was so voted. 

Mr. Gerald Lannan moved to adjourn at 11:15 P.M. It 
was so voted. 

TOTAL BUDGET $ 16,307,095.00 

TOTAL ARTICLE APPROPRIATIONS 519,513.78 

TOTAL RAISE & APPROPRIATE 16,826,608.78 

TOTAL TRANSFERS 744,104.98 

Special 177,027.75 

Regular 567,077.23 
Town Meeting 



DanielJ.Coughlin, 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire, Town Clerk 



287. Inspector's Fees 



$ 3,000.00 



It was so voted. 



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TOWN WARRANT FOR STATE PRIMARY 

September 10, 1974 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in their several polling places, 
viz: 

Precinct 1. McFarlin School - All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. North Elementary School Auditorium 

Precinct 3. Junior High School (West) Band Room 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Byam School, Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School, Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Elementary School, Auditorium 

Precinct 8. Large Gymnasium, Chelmsford Junior High 
School - East ( old High School) 
Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 11. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 12. Fire House - Old Westford Road 

On Tuesday, the 10th day of September, 1974, being the 
second Tuesday in said month, at 10:00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M. 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the 
nomination of candidates for political parties for the 
following offices: 



GOVERNOR 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 
ATTORNEY GENERAL 
SECRETARY OF THE 

COMMONWEALTH 
TREASURER AND 

RECEIVER-GENERAL 
AUDITOR 
REPRESENTATIVE IN 

CONGRESS 
COUNCILLOR 
SENATOR 
REPRESENTATIVE IN 

GENERAL COURT 

Precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 
REPRESENTATIVE IN 

GENERAL COURT 

Precinct 2 



For this Commonwealth 
For this Commonwealth 
For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 

For this Commonwealth 
For this Commonwealth 

5th Congressional District 
3rd Councillor District 
5th Senatorial District 

43rd Representative District 
8,9, 10 and 12 only 

45th Representative District 
and 7 only 



REPRESENTATIVE IN 

GENERAL COURT 47th Representative District 

Precincts 4 and 11 only 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY Northern District 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER (one) For Middlesex County 

SHERIFF For Middlesex County 

The polls will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. 



AND YOU ARE DIRECTED TO SERVE this Warrant 
by posting attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School - 
- All Purpose Room: North Elementary School 
Auditorium: Junior High School (West) Band Room: East 
Chelmsford School: Byam School, Cafetorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria; North Elementary School, Auditorium; 
Large Gymnasium, Chelmsford Junior High School - East 
(old High School); South Row School Auditorium, South 
Row School Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria and 
Fire House - Old Westford Road at least seven days before 
the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this Warrant 
with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of holding this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 19th day of August, 
1974. 

Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman 

William R. Murphy, Vice Chairman 

Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. Clerk 

Paul C. Hart 

Arnold J. Lovering 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



August 26, 1974 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: McFarlin School - All Purpose Room; North 
Elementary School Auditorium; Junior High School 
(West) Band Room; East Chelmsford School; Byam 
School, Cafetorium; Westlands School, Cafeteria; North 
Elementary School, Auditorium; Large Gymnasium, 
Chelmsford Junior High School - East (old High School) ; 
South Row School Auditorium; South Row School 
Auditorium; Westlands School Cafeteria; and Fire House 
- Old Westford Road, seven days at least before the time 
appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 



A true copy, Attest: 
S/ William E. Spence 

Constable of Chelmsford 



S/ William E. Spence 

Constable of Chelmsford 



DEMOCRATIC STATE PRIMARY 
September 10, 1974 



GOVERNOR 

Michael S. Dukakis 
Robert H. Quinn 
Write-in (Sargent) 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 

168 85 217 83 144 130 109 112 121 189 160 241 1,759 

54 71 84 64 56 96 58 40 37 75 92 61 788 

1 1 

005523315556 40 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



56 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 



Eva B. Hester 


49 


31 


58 


25 


36 


27 


36 


33 


38 


63 


51 


58 


505 


Christopher A. lannella 


34 


17 


56 


22 


31 


44 


27 


35 


36 


41 


41 


47 


431 


John Pierce Lynch 


22 


12 


31 


17 


10 


13 


13 


11 


8 


22 


24 


28 


211 


Thomas P. O'Neill III 


81 


60 


108 


66 


94 


114 


68 


51 


46 


98 


96 


107 


989 


Thomas Martin Sullivan 


21 


29 


23 


12 


15 


13 


18 


8 


24 


17 


27 


33 


240 


Blanks 


15 


7 


30 


10 


16 


18 


8 


15 


12 


28 


18 


35 


212 



TOTALS 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Francis X. Bellotti 
Barry I. Hannon 
Edward F. Harrington 
Edward M. O'Brien 
S. Lester Ralph 
George L. Sacco 
Blanks 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



68 50 56 55 52 77 67 38 39 61 75 56 694 



8 
51 

5 7 
44 24 



7 6 

24 60 

19 



6 14 5 
23 52 22 51 



3 
30 

5 7 14 
17 55 36 27 



1 



8 



1 



3 
34 44 



28 49 74 88 
3 8 6 13 



33 42 68 37 59 60 



13 







44 
2 



17 
5 



64 
47 72 



36 82 

57 62 

4 6 



55 
552 

81 
551 
598 

57 



TOTAL 


222 


156 


306 


152 


202 


229 


170 


153 


164 


269 


257 


308 


2,588 


SECRETARY 




























John F. X. Davoren 
Paul H. Guzzi 
Blanks 


72 

131 

19 


58 

89 

9 


91 

198 

17 


62 
79 
11 


63 

127 

12 


94 

119 

16 


65 

97 

8 


48 
92 
13 


52 

107 

5 


91 

162 

16 


104 

136 

17 


85 

204 

19 


885 

1,541 

162 


TOTALS 


222 


156 


306 


152 


202 


229 


170 


153 


164 


269 


257 


308 


2,588 


TREASURER 




























Robert Q. Crane 
Charles Mark Furcolo 
Blanks 


111 
89 
22 


78 
66 
12 


140 

141 

25 


70 

74 

8 


96 
92 
14 


122 
93 
14 


73 
87 
10 


72 
68 
13 


78 

80 

6 


128 

120 

21 


111 

130 

16 


131 

152 

25 


1,210 

1,192 

186 


TOTALS 


222 


156 


306 


152 


202 


229 


170 


153 


164 


269 


257 


308 


2,588 


AUDITOR 




























Thaddeus Buczko 

Write-In 

Blanks 


171 
51 


136 
20 


226 

1 

79 


122 
30 


160 
42 


186 
43 


143 
27 


113 
40 


135 
29 


199 
70 


209 
48 


220 
88 


2,020 

1 

567 



TOTALS 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



CONGRESSMAN 5TH DISTRICT 



William C. Madden 
Paul E. Tsongas 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



41 35 51 33 30 45 28 28 30 48 41 59 467 

175 116 244 113 162 175 133 118 129 212 206 235 2,018 

6 5 11 6 10 9 9 7 5 11 10 14 103 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



COUNCILLOR 3rd DISTRICT 

Herbert L Connolly 149 122 176 118 141 161 128 92 111 173 189 183 1,743 

Write-in 1 1 

Blanks 73 34 129 34 61 68 42 61 53 96 68 125 844 



TOTAL 222 


156 


306 


152 


202 


229 170 


153 


164 


269 


257 


308 


2,588 


SENATOR 5TH MIDDLESEX 
























Write-ins 1 
Blanks 221 


1 
155 


8 
298 


1 
151 


3 
199 


3 2 
226 168 


2 
151 


6 
158 


7 
262 


3 
254 


9 
299 


46 
2,542 



TOTALS 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



57 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
43RD MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 



Write-ins 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



2 
220 

222 



3 
303 

306 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
45TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 



Philip L. Shea 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



124 
32 

156 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
47TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

Raymond F. Rourke 
George F. Pilato 
Francis I. Pollard 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



118 

19 

7 

8 

152 



2 1 
200 228 



202 229 



126 
44 

170 



257 



1 7 
153 163 262 


3 19 
305 1,834 


153 164 269 


308 1,853 




250 
76 



326 



183 


301 


23 


42 


26 


33 


25 


33 



409 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY NORTHERN DISTRICT 



John J. Droney 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



155 
67 



115 
41 



201 
105 



118 
34 



139 
63 



158 
71 



132 
38 



91 
62 



115 
49 



168 
101 



187 
70 



187 
121 



1,766 
822 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER MIDDLESEX COUNTY 



John L. Danehy 


69 


41 


60 


51 


38 


59 


37 


35 


42 


68 


81 


43 


624 


William J. Clements 


18 


30 


42 


19 


32 


20 


31 


16 


27 


27 


31 


38 


331 


Charles I. Clough, Jr. 


66 


43 


103 


39 


67 


82 


52 


53 


60 


107 


68 


152 


892 


Pasquale R. Coppola 


13 


10 


25 


10 


10 


16 


5 


8 


8 


14 


17 


14 


150 


Edward A. Doherty 


7 


13 


14 


13 


12 


20 


15 


7 


6 


7 


13 


9 


136 


Thomas E, McManus 


13 


7 


15 


10 


15 


8 


13 


10 


10 


9 


11 


13 


134 


Blanks 


36 


12 


47 


10 


28 


24 


17 


24 


11 


37 


36 


39 


321 



TOTALS 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



SHERIFF MIDDLESEX COUNTY 



Walter J. Sullivan 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



165 
57 



117 
39 



192 
114 



122 
30 



144 
58 



164 
65 



132 
38 



95 
58 



112 
52 



187 
82 



191 
66 



177 
131 



1,798 
790 



222 156 306 152 202 229 170 153 164 269 257 308 2,588 



REPUBLICAN STATE PRIMARY 
September 10, 1974 



GOVERNOR 

Francis W. Sargent 
Carroll P. Sheehan 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 



65 28 55 23 77 41 40 53 26 61 61 55 585 

67 33 42 17 63 59 45 47 26 61 47 44 551 

2 2 12 6 2 2 2 6 2 3 30 



134 63 97 41 142 106 87 102 54 128 110 102 1,166 
58 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 




Donald R. Dwight 

Write-ins 

Blanks 


121 
13 


52 
11 


86 
11 


36 
5 


125 
17 


91 

1 

14 


72 
15 


84 
18 


46 
8 


103 
25 


96 
14 


70 
32 


982 

1 

183 


TOTALS 


134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


ATTORNEY GENERAL 




























Charles C. Cabot, Jr. 
William 1. Cowin 
Josiah A. Spaulding 
Blanks 


36 

38 

55 

5 


15 

29 

13 

6 


23 

29 

43 

2 


13 

14 

14 




43 
54 
35 
10 


37 

25 

38 

6 


27 

22 

32 

6 


13 

43 

40 

6 


5 
25 
22 

2 


30 
37 
50 
11 


33 

34 

34 

9 


26 
31 
31 

14 


301 

381 

407 

77 


TOTALS 


134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


SECRETARY 




























John M. Quinlan 

Write-ins 

Blanks 


111 
23 


55 
8 


79 

1 

17 


33 
8 


115 
27 


88 
18 


70 
17 


78 
24 


43 

1 

10 


98 
30 


88 
22 


69 

1 

32 


927 

3 

236 


TOTALS 


134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


TREASURER 




























Write-ins 
Blanks 


2 
132 


63 


1 
96 


41 


4 
138 


1 
105 


87 


102 


1 
53 


128 


110 


4 
98 


13 
1,153 


TOTALS 


134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


AUDITOR 




























Write-ins 
Blanks 


134 


63 


97 


41 


3 
139 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


3 
1,163 


TOTALS 


134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


CONGRESSMAN 5TH DISTRICT 


























Paul W. Cronin 
Blanks 


123 
11 


54 
9 


88 
9 


39 
2 


125 
17 


92 

14 


76 
11 


91 
11 


47 
7 


111 
17 


103 
7 


77 
25 


1,026 
140 


TOTALS 


134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


COUNCILLOR 3RD DISTRICT 


























Write-In 
Blanks 


134 


1 
62 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


1 
101 


2 
1,164 



TOTALS 



134 63 97 41 142 106 87 102 54 128 110 102 1,166 



SENATOR 5TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

Ronald C. MacKenzie 111 52 82 37 118 90 69 83 46 114 92 79 973 



Blanks 
TOTALS 



23 11 15 4 24 16 18 J9 8 14 18 23 192 



134 63 97 41 142 106 87 102 54 128 110 102 1,166 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 43RD MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

Bruce N. Freeman 

Write-ins 

Blanks 

TOTALS 
REPRESENTATIVE IN I 

Blanks 

TOTALS 63 87 



122 89 
1 
11 8 


123 96 




86 48 


121 


83 


768 
1 


19 10 




16 6 


7 


19 


96 


134 97 


142 106 




102 54 


128 


102 


865 


ERAL COURT 


45TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 








63 




87 








150 



150 



59 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. 
12 3 4 5 6 7 8 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
47TH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 



Prec. Prec. Prec. Prec. Totals 
9 10 11 12 



Blanks 
TOTALS 



41 
41 



110 
110 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY NORTHERN DISTRICT 



Write-In 
Blanks 

TOTALS 



1 1 

134 63 96 41 142 105 87 102 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER MIDDLESEX COUNTY 



TOTALS 



151 
151 



54 128 110 102 1,164 



134 63 97 41 142 106 87 102 54 128 110 102 1,166 



Write- In 

Blanks 134 


3 
60 


97 


41 


3 

139 


2 

104 


2 
85 


102 


2 
52 


128 


110 


3 
99 


15 
1,151 


TOTALS 134 


63 


97 


41 


142 


106 


87 


102 


54 


128 


110 


102 


1,166 


SHERIFF MIDDLESEX COUNTY 


























John J. Buckley 93 
Write-ins 1 
Blanks 40 


45 
18 


72 
25 


27 

14 


95 
47 


74 

1 

31 


57 

1 

29 


70 
32 


34 
20 


88 
40 


87 
23 


67 
35 


809 

3 

354 



134 63 97 41 142 106 87 102 54 128 110 102 1,166 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

OCTOBER 15. 1974 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX. SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of the 
Town of Chelmsford to meet in the Chelmsford Junior 
High School East Auditorium on the 15th day of October, 
1974, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act upon the following 
articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to grant longevity 
benefits to all permanent employees of the Highway 
Department in accordance with the following schedule: 

a. Upon completion of five years of employment said 
employee shall receive a three per cent < 3% ) increase. 

b. Upon completion of ten years of employment said 
employee shall receive a six per cent (6%) increase. 

c. Upon completion of fifteen years of employment 
said employee shall receive a nine per cent (9%) in- 
crease. 

d. Upon completion of twenty years of employment 
said employee shall receive a twelve per cent 12% 
increase. 



ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to approve 
certain proposed changes in the boundary line between 
Chelmsford and Westford, which changes, if approved by 
both Towns, shall be submitted to the Department of 
Public Works for review and approval, pursuant to the 
provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 42 of the General Laws : 
or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to appoint a Committee of five 
members, two of whom shall be Library Trustees and 
three from citizens at large, for the purpose of proceeding 
with the preparation of plans and specifications for an 
addition to the present Adams Library; and to transfer 
from available funds or borrow money for the use of said 
Committee: 

or act in relation thereto. 

Library Needs Committee 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds or borrow money for the purpose of 
constructing and originally equipping and furnishing an 
addition to the present Adams Library and to authorize 
the Building Committee to proceed with the construction: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Library Needs Committee 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the 
following amendments to its Zoning Bylaw: 

1 1 1 By deleting in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II en- 
titled "Definitions", the definition of Amusement, 
Outdoor and inserting therein the following 
definition: 

Amusement, Outdoor - Drive-in theater, golf 



60 



driving range, miniature golf, race track, 
amusement park, professional sports stadium or 
similar commercial recreation conducted in whole 
or in part outdoors. 

(2) By inserting in Paragraph 2.1 of Section II en- 
titled "Definitions: after the definition of "Camping 
Ground, Commercial" the following: 

Carnival - a fair, exhibition, show or similar 
event conducted by, for the benefit of or under 
the auspices of a non profit, charitable or 
religious organization, club, institution or 
association. 

(3) By deleting in Paragraph 5.1 of Section V en- 
titled "Conditions", "A - Use authorized under the 
special permits as provided for in Section 11.1.2 
herein or under footnote number 14 below" and 
inserting: 

A - Use authorized under the special permits as 
provided for in Section 11.1.2 herein or under 
footnotes numbered 14 and 15 below. 

(4) Amend Paragraph 5.3 of Section V entitled "Use 
Regulation Schedule" as follows: 

(a) By inserting after the word "Barn sale, 
Garage Sale or Yard Sale" the following: 

Carnival 15 with all symbols applicable thereto 
to be designed "A". 

(b) By adding after footnote 14 the following: 

15. Such special permit may only be issued by the 
Building Inspector, and shall not be valid for 
longer than one week and a special permit can be 
issued to a particular organization only once 
each calendar year. 

(5) Amend Section VI entitled "General 
Regulations" by inserting the following paragraph 
6.3.14: 



Hoyt Drive, 334.85 feet to a point: thence, by a curve 
of 195.44 foot radius, bearing to the right, 113.19 feet 
to a point: thence S. 73 deg. OO'OO" W., 356.62 feet to a 
point: thence S. 64 deg. 19'30" W., still by the north- 
erly side of Hoyt Drive, 346.50 feet to a point on the 
aforedescribed easterly sideline of Boston Road: 
thence by said sideline, N. 05 deg. 01'30" W., 51.70 
feet to a point: thence: still by said sideline, on a 
curve of 550.96 foot radius, bearing to the left, 155.01 
feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing 5.64 acres, all as shown on a plan entitled 
"Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass. surveyed for 
the Town of Chelmsford: , dated September, 1974 by 
Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, Inc., Engineers and 
Surveyors, Billerica, Massachusetts." 

Said premises presently belonging to heirs at law of Mabel 
P. Warren, and to see if the Town will vote to transfer 
from available funds a certain sum of money to defray all 
necessary costs, fees and expenses in connection with the 
acquisition of said land and for the payment of any 
damages which may be awarded as the result of any such 
action: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money for the purchases 
of equipment for the Highway Department, which pur- 
chases to be made under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen, and to authorize the said Board of Selectmen 
to dispose of equipment presently being used by the High- 
way Department as follows: 

To purchase two (2) spreaders for the Highway 
Department and to sell by good and sufficient bill of 
sale two (2) spreaders presently being used by the 
Highway Department. 

or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 



The Building Inspector may provide that 
satisfactory arrangements are made for adequate 
off-street parking prior to issuing a temporary 
special permit for a carnival. See footnote 15 under 
Section V, paragraph 5.3: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire in fee simple by purchase, 
eminent domain, or otherwise, for recreational purposes 
the following described parcel of land on the easterly side 
of Boston Road near the South Row School which is 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the easterly sideline of 
Boston Road, as laid out by the County Com- 
missioners in 1924; said point being the 
southeasterly corner of land of the Town of 
Chelmsford (South Row School) ; thence by land of 
said Town of Chelmsford, N. 65 deg. 06'22" E., 750.00 
feet to a point: thence N. 19 deg. 10'49" W., 180.00 
feet to a point at the corner of land, now or formerly, 
of Duf resne : thence N. 18 deg. 59'26' ' E . , 82.25 feet to 
a point at the corner of land, now or formerly, of 
Greene: thence S. 61 deg. 23'29" E., 401.26 feet to a 
point on the northwesterly side of Hoyt Drive: 
thence S. 39 deg. 49'01" W., by the northerly side of 



ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to strike the 
present Bylaw entitled, "Possession and Consumption of 
Alcoholic Beverages: and to substitute therefor the 
following: 



POSSESSION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC 
BEVERAGES 

SECTION 1. Definitions. The following definitions shall 
apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this 
Bylaw: 

(1) "Public Way" shall mean the entire width 
between the lines of every publicly maintained 
when any part thereof is open to the use of the public 
for purposes of vehicular travel and shall include 
the entire width of any sidewalk within the lines of 
such way. In the case of ways established by 
prescription or concerning which no official layouts 
exist, the edges of the surface of the traveled way 
shall be deemed to be the lines of such public ways. 

(2) 'Alcoholic Beverages: shall mean any beverage 
defined as an alcoholic beverages in Section 1 of 
Chapter 138 of the General Laws. 

(3) "Public Property" shall mean and include all 
Town Commons, school grounds, municipal parking 



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lots, municipal parks, municipal playgrounds and 
all real property, buildings, or offices owned by or 
leased to the Town or occupied or used by any 
board, department, committee, commission or 
office of the Town. 

(4) "Private Property" shall mean any real 
property within the Town of Chelmsford which is 
not owned by the Town. 

SECTION 2. No person shall consume any alcoholic 
beverages on any public way or on any way to which 
the public has a right of access. 

SECTION 3. No person shall bring any alcoholic 
beverages onto any public property or onto any private 
property or possess or consume any alcoholic 
beverages in or upon any public property or private 
property without the permission of the owner or person 
lawfully in charge or control of such public or private 
property. 

SECTION 4. All alcoholic beverages possessed or 
consumed in violation of this Bylaw shall be seized and 
held until final adjudication of the charge against the 
person or persons arrested or summoned before the 
court. After final adjudication all alcoholic beverages 
seized shall be returned to the person or persons en- 
titled to the lawful possession of them. 

SECTION 5. Violation of this Bylaw are punishable by 
a fine of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for each offense. 

SECTION 6. This Bylaw shall be enforced on behalf of 
the Town by its Police Department which shall have 
the right to arrest any and all persons in violation of 
said Bylaw. 

SECTION 7. If any part, section, or provision of this 
Bylaw is found to be invalid, the remainder of this 
Bylaw shall not be affected thereby: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Board of Selectmen 



ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to sell to Joseph Arpin, in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 3, 
a parcel of land for a sum of money, owned by the Town of 
Chelmsford, located on the northerly side of Main Street, 
opposite Meadowbrook Road, bounded and described as 
follows: 

Beginning at a stone bound at a southwesterly point 
of land, now or formerly of Malvina M. Arpin: 

NORTHWESTERLY by land of Arpin, two hundred 
thirty-seven and 05/100 (237.05) feet to a Massachusetts 
Highway bound: 



NORTHEASTERLY to Main Street, 
eight-five (185) feet, more or less: 



one hundred 



SOUTHEASTERLY along the northerly side of Main 
Street, three hundred five (305) feet, more or less: 
thence 

SOUTHWESTERLY seventy (70) feet, more or less, 
to the point of beginning. 

Containing 0.48 acres, more or less, and being the 
remaining portion of land owned by the Town as a result of 
the relocation of Main Street and a taking by eminent 



domain as shown on Assessors Map at Plat Number 195, 
or take any action in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds a certain sum of money to the Highway 
Department Waste Collection Account to cover the in- 
creased cost relating to the use of the City of Lowell in- 
cinerator: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $5000 to the Street Lighting 
Account to cover additional costs relating to fuel ad- 
justment charges: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $1800 to be used to join or buy 
into the Merrimack Valley Home Center, Incorporated for 
the purposes of obtaining services for the care of the 
Town's Older Americans: or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen and 
Council on Aging 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of $18,000 for the installation of 
traffic control devices on Chelmsford Street in the vicinity 
of the Chelmsford Mall : or act in relation thereto. 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the 
sum of $18,000 from available funds to the Conservation 
Fund, to be used for purposes in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 132A and Chapter 
40, as amended, said sum to be used to purchase land 
described as follows for conservation purposes: 

Certain parcels of vacant land being situated in Chelms- 
ford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, being shown as 
Lots 14, 15, 16, 17, as shown on a plan entitled Village 
Square, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, owned by: Cam- 
panelli, Inc., dated November 23, 1964, by Bradford 
Saivetz & Associates, Inc., Consulting Civil Engineers, 
duly recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Book of Plans 101, Plan 115, Sheet 3 of 5, to which 
plan reference is hereby made for a more particular 
description of each lot: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Conservation Commission 



ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the 
sum of Eight ($8.00) Dollars from available funds to the 
Conservation Fund to be used for the purpose of pur- 
chasing the following described parcels of land (A through 
H) to be used for conservation purposes in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 132A and 
Chapter 40 as amended: 

A. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Proctor Road, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, owned by Campanelli, Inc., being 
shown on a plan duly recorded at the Middlesex North 
Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 113, Plan 16, and 
being 5 acres more or less, with 50 feet of frontage on 
El Dorado Road in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 



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B. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated at 10 
Topeka Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts owned by Campanelli, Inc., being 
shown on a plan duly recorded at the Middlesex 
Registry of Deeds entitled Old Stage Estates, 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, by Bradford Saivetz & 
Associates, Inc., Consulting Civil Engineers and being 
recorded at Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Book 
of Plans 98, Plan 110, Sheet 7 or 11, Lot 4068. 

C. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated on 
Crockett Drive, in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, being shown as Lots 4090, 4091, 4092, on 
a plan entitled Old Stage Estates, Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts owned by Campanelli, Inc., dated 21 
August 1961, by Bradford Saivetz & Associates, Inc., 
Consulting Civil Engineers, duly recorded with Mid- 
dlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 
98, Plan 110, Sheet 7 of 11. 

D. A certain parcel of land being situated off Old Stage 
Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, owned by Campanelli, Inc., being duly 
recorded in the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 
Book 1172, Page 59 and containing 9.96 acres of land, 
more or less. There is also hereby conveyed all rights, 
title and interest in the New England Power Company 
easement shown on said plans. 

E. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Crooked Spring Road, in Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Massachusetts, and being a portion of the 
same land described in a deed from Roma Realty, Inc. 
to Campanelli, Inc., dated March 13, 1968, recorded in 
North Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 1836, Page 
125, and shown on a plan recorded at the same Registry 
of Deeds, Plan Book 106, Plan 107, also shown on 
Chelmsford Assessor's Map 43, Lot 22, containing 21 
acres of land, more or less. 

F. A certain parcel of land being situated off Turnpike 
Road, in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, land identified as Lot 191, Plot 138. 
There is also hereby conveyed all rights, title and in- 
terest in the New England Power easement shown on 
said plans. 

G. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Concord Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, being shown on a plan in Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts by Brooks, Jordan & Graves, Civil 
Engineers, Lowell, Massachusetts, dated September 
10, 1959, duly recorded with Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 92, Plan 35A, and 
being 4.37 acres, more or less. 

H. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Old Stage Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, being shown on a plan entitled, Old 
Stage Estates, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, owned by 
Campanelli, Inc., dated 21 August 1961, by Bradford 
Saivetz & Associates, Inc., Consulting Civil Engineers, 
duly recorded with Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds, Book of Plans 98, Plan 110, pages 4/11, to 
which plan reference is hereby made for a more 
particular description of land, land being 5.75 acres, 
more or less. 



ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a 
certain sum from available funds to the Conservation 
Fund, to be used for purposes in accordance with the 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 132A and Chapter 
40, as amended, said sum to be used in the purchase of 
land recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Book 1451, Page 310, and described as follows: 

The land in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts with the buildings thereon, situated on 
the Southerly side of Riverneck Road, containing about 
9-1/4 acres of land, more or less, and bounded and 
described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Riverneck 
Road in the middle of the Old Middlesex Canal at its 
crossing of the said Riverneck Road where the said 
Riverneck Road intersects with the Billerica Rd., so 
called: 

thence running Easterly along Riverneck Road about 
155 feet to the Northwestern corner of the land con- 
veyed to Gertrude F. Goward by Amanda R. Logan et 
al, trustees, by deed dated July 3, 1920 and duly 
recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds, Book 63, Page 443, said last mentioned land now 
supposed to be owned by said Amanda R. Logan: 
thence running Southerly along said last mentioned 
land. 150 feet: 

thence running Easterly about 175 feet along said last 
mentioned land and land conveyed to John Lopes 
Sardinha by Amanda R. Logan et al, trustees by deed, 
dated April 11, 1925 and recorded with said Registry of 
Deeds, Book 721, Page 16, to land of the French Roman 
Catholic Cemetery: 

thence running Southerly about 840 feet along land of 
said Cemetery to land, now or formerly of McCune and 
Shinkwin: 

thence running Westerly along last mentioned land 
about 235 feet to the middle of the Old Middlesex 
Canal: 

thence running Northerly along the middle of the Old 
Middlesex Canal about 907 feet to the point of begin- 
ning: said land to be used for Conservation purposes: 



or act in relation thereto. 



Conservation Commission 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



October 2, 1974 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: McFarlin School - All Purpose Room: North 
Elementary School Auditorium: Junior High School 
(West) Band Room: East Chelmsford School: Byam 
School, Cafetorium: Westlands School, Cafeteria: North 
Elementary School, Auditorium: Large Gymnasium, 
Chelmsford Junior High School - East (Old High School) : 
South Row School Auditorium: South Row School 
Auditorium: Westlands School Cafeteria: and Fire House 
- Old Westford Road, seven days at least before the time 
appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

S/William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



or act in relation thereto. 



Conservation Commission 



A True copy, Attest: 
Constable of Chelmsford 



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HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this warrant 
with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of holding this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 2nd day of October, 
1974. 

Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman 

William R. Murphy, Vice Chairman 

Thomas A. Palmer, Jr., Clerk 

Paul C. Hart 

Arnold J. Lovering 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
OCTOBER 15, 1974 

At 7:45 p.m. Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. ap- 
pointed the following tellers: 

Thomas Thorstensen, Alfred Coburn, Gerald Silver, Ina 
Greenblatt, Ruth Delaney, Edward Marshall, Arthur 
Osborne. 

Preceding the special Town Meeting, the Golden 
Buccaneer Drum & Bugle Corps, organized in October, 
1972 by Mr. James Gifford, presented the national colors 
and led in the pledge of allegiance to our flag. The official 
flag of the Town of Chelmsford was opened by Selectman 
William Murphy and placed on the stage by a member of 
the Buccaneers. On behalf of the Buccaneers the 
Chelmsford Police Department was thanked for the 
beautiful Town flag which the Buccaneers will carry in 
their public appearances. 

On behalf of the membership of the Massachusetts 
League of cities and towns, Mr. Norman Thidemann 
presented to Mr. Arnaud Blackadar, Town Accountant, a 
certificate naming him outstanding municipal employee 
of the year. Mr. Blackadar has served as Town Ac- 
countant from 1967 to the present, and as Selectman for 
the Town of Chelmsford from 1949-1952. 

Selectman Gerald Lannan introduced the American 
Field Service exchange student from Italy, Miss Maria 
Rosario Boccumi, and extended her the official welcome 
to the Town of Chelmsford. 

The special town meeting was called to order at 7:55 
p.m. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., who 
recognized the presence of a quorum. There were 521 
voters present. A motion was made to waive the reading 
of the constable's return of the warrant. It was so voted, 
unanimously. A motion was made to waive the reading of 
the entire warrant. It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to grant longevity benefits to all permanent 
employees of the Highway Department in accordance 
with the following schedule: 

a. Upon completion of five years of employment 
said employee shall receive a three per cent (3%) 
increase. 

b. Upon completion of ten years of employment 
said employee shall receive a six per cent (6%) 
increase. 

c. Upon completion of fifteen years of em- 
ployment said employee shall receive a nine per 
cent (9%) increase. 



d. Upon completion of twenty years of em- 
ployment said employee shall receive a twelve per 
cent (12%) increase. 

Selectman Lannan spoke in favor of this article, stating 
that it was the result of special negotiations between the 
selectmen, highway, and representatives of their labor 
union. The Police and Fire Departments have longevity 
benefits. Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee 
recommended defeat of the article pointing out that it had 
already been defeated in the regular town meeting, May 
1974. Mr. Norman Labrecque also spoke against article. A 
hand vote was taken: Y ES 212 Article defeated. 
NO 230 

Mr. George Ripsom moved for reconsideration of Ar- 
ticle 1. Motion defeated. 

A point of order about seconding a motion asked by Mr. 
Lonergan was explained by the Moderator. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town hereby approve the following proposed change 
in the boundary line between Chelmsford and Westford: 

Beginning at a point on the town line at Tadmuck Road 
just south of Route 495, thence northerly 1665 ± to a 
roadstone at Pine Hill Road in Westford near house 297, 
thence northerly 2400' to a roadstone at Galloway Rd. 
in Westford near house 31, thence northerly 1425' + to 
the Chelmsford Westford Town line, near house 
number 13. Whippletree Rd., thence northerly 17951 to 
a roadstone at Old Westford Road in Chelmsford near 
house 333. thence northerly 3900 i to the Chelmsford 
Westford Town line at Lowell and Graniteville Roads, 
at the point of ending, all as more particularly shown 
on a plan entitled "Chelmsford-Westford Town Line 
Study. March, 1974, Middlesex County Engineering 
Department, Plan 4672, 

and that the Board of Selectmen be, and they hereby 
are, authorized, in the name and behalf of the Town, to 
submit the proposed change to the Department of 
Public Works for review and approval, pursuant to the 
provisions of Section 7 of Chapter 42 of the General 
Laws and take any and all further action which may be 
required in connection therewith in order to comply 
with the applicable provisions of the General Laws. 

Selectman William Murphy and Marvin Schenk of the 
Finance Committee spoke in favor of this article. It was so 
voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee moved to 
take Article 4 out of order. It was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Howard Moore moved that the 
Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
Ninety -eight Thousand ($98,000) Dollars for the purpose of 
constructing and originally equipping and furnishing an 
addition to the present Adams Library and to authorize 
the Building Committee to proceed with the construction. 

Mr. Thomas Thorstensen, Chairman of the Library 
Committee, Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee 
and Mr. James Harrington; Library Trustee spoke in 
favor of this article. Mr. Norman Labrecque and John 
Alden, Chairman of the Chelmsford Historical Com- 
mission opposed article both from the financial outlay and 
the architectural design proposed. Judith Blume sup- 
ported article, and Mr. Thorstensen further explained the 
proposed building would be designed by Mr. Paul Davis, a 
registered architect and that the design of the addition 
would match the present building. A voice vote was taken 
on the article. It was so voted. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Howard Moore moved that the 
Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint 
a committee of five members, two of whom shall be 
Library Trustees and three from citizens at large, for the 
purpose of proceeding with the preparation of plans and 
specifications for an addition to the present Adams 
Library: and to transfer from available funds the sum of 
One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for the use of said Com- 
mittee. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee 
recommended approval of this article. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 

Selectman Gerald Lannan moved that we vote to table 
Article 5 until the last item on the warrant since no public 
hearing has been held. Motion to table article was voted, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire in fee simple by purchase, by eminent domain, or 
otherwise, for recreational purposes the following 
described parcel of land on the easterly side of Boston 
Road near the South Row School which is bounded and 
described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the easterly sideline of Boston 
Road, as laid out by the County Commissioners in 1924: 
said point being the southeasterly corner of land of the 
Town of Chelmsford (South Row School): thence by 
land of said Town of Chelmsford, N. 65°06'22" E. 750.00 
feet to a point: thence N. 19° 10'49"W., 180.00 feet to a 
point at the corner of land, now or formerly, of 
Dufresne: thence N.18°59'26" E., 82.25 feet to a point at 
the corner of land, now or formerly, of Greene: thence 
S. 61°23'29" E., 401.26 feet to a point, on the north- 
westerly side of Hoyt Drive: thence S. 39°49'01" W., 
by the northerly side of Hoyt Drive, 334.85 feet to a 
point: thence, by a curve of 195.44 foot radius, bearing 
to the right, 113.19 feet to a point: thence S. 
73°00'00"W., 356.62 feet to a point: thence S. 64°19'30" 
W. still by the northerly side Hoyt Drive, 346.50 feet to a 
point on the aforedescribed easterly sideline of Boston 
Road: thence by said sideline, N. 05°01'30"W., 51.70 
feet to a point: thence, still by said sideline, on a 
curve of 550.96 foot radius, bearing to the left, 155.01 
feet to the point of beginning. 

Containing 5.64 acres, all as shown on a plan entitled 
"Plan of Land in Chelmsford, Mass. surveyed for the 
Town of Chelmsford", dated September, 1974 by 
Emmons, Fleming & Bienvenu, Inc., Engineers and 
Surveyors, Billerica, Massachusetts. 

Said premises presently belonging to heirs at law of 
Mabel P. Warren, 

and I move that the Town vote to transfer from available 
funds the sum of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars to 
defray all necessary cost, fees and expenses in con- 
junction with the acquisition of said land and for the 
payment of any damages which may be awarded as the 
result of any such action. 

Selectman Gerald Lannan explained that the Town was of 
the opinion it owned more land than it did at the South 
Row School property, and this parcel of land is a 
necessary acquisition for the recreational area. Marvin 
Schenk of the Finance Committee recommended article. 
Mr. Norman Labrecque questioned the price mentioned 
and was advised by Mr. Lannan that the property had 
been appraised three times, $18,000 being the top figure. 

A 2/3 vote required. It was so voted, unanimously. 



UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
Eight Thousand Four Hundred ($8,400) Dollars for the 
purchases of equipment for the Highway Department, 
which purchases to be made under the supervision of the 
Board of Selectmen, and to authorize the said Board of 
Selectmen to dispose of equipment presently being used 
by the Highway Department as follows: 

To purchase two (2) spreaders for the Highway 
Department and to sell by good and sufficient bill of 
sale two (2) spreaders presently being used by the 
Highway Department. 

Mr. Marvin Schenk stated the Finance Committee is in 
favor of this article since this was an oversight on the part 
of the Highway Department at regular Town Meeting. It 
was so voted, unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to strike the present Bylaw entitled 
"Possession and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages" 
and to substitute therefor the following: 

POSSESSION AND CONSUMPTION 
OF ALCOHOLIC EVERAGES 

SECTION 1. Definitions. The following definitions shall 
apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this By- 
law: 

(1) "Public Way" shall mean the entire width between 
the lines of every way publicly maintained when any 
part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes 
of vehicular travel and shall include the entire width of 
any sidewalk within the lines of such way. In the case 
of ways established by prescription or concerning 
which no official layouts exist, the edges of the surface 
of the traveled way shall be deemed to be the lines of 
such public ways. 

(2) "Alcoholic Beverages" shall mean any beverage 
defined as an alcoholic beverage in Section 1 of 
Chapter 138 of the General Laws. 

(3) "Public Property" shall mean and include all Town 
Commons, school grounds, municipal parking lots, 
municipal parks, municipal playgrounds and all real 
property, buildings, or offices owned by or leased to the 
Town or occupied or used by any board, department, 
committee, commission or office of the Town. 

(4) "Private Property" shall mean any real property 
within the Town of Chelmsford which is not owned by 
the Town. 

SECTION 2. No person shall consume any alcoholic 
beverages on any public way or on any way to which the 
public has a right of access. 

SECTION 3. No person shall bring any alcoholic 
beverages onto any public property or onto any private 
property or possess or consume any alcoholic beverages 
in or upon any public property or private property without 
the permission of the owner or person lawfully in charge 
or control of such public or private property. 

SECTION 4. All alcoholic beverages possessed or con- 
sumed in violation of this Bylaw shall be seized and held 
until final adjudication of the charge against the person or 
persons arrested or summoned before the court. After 
final adjudication all alcoholic beverages seized shall be 
returned to the person or persons entitled to the lawful 
possession of them. 



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SECTION 5. Violations of this Bylaw are punishable by a 
fine of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for each offense. 

SECTION 6. This Bylaw shall be enforced on behalf of 
the Town by its Police Department which shall have the 
right to arrest any and all persons in violation of said By- 
law. 

SECTION 7. If any part, section, or provision of this By- 
law is found to be invalid, the remainder of this Bylaw 
shall not be affected thereby. 

Selectman Gerald Lannan and Mr. Marvin Schenk of the 
Finance Committe spoke in favor of this article. It was 
voted, unanimously. 

Gerald Lannan moved to amend the figure in Article 9 to 
read $3,100 instead of $4,750. It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell 
to Joseph Arpin, in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 3, a parcel of land for 
the sum of THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND 
00/100 ($3,100.00) DOLLARS, owned by the Town of 
Chelmsford, located on the northerly side of Main Street, 
opposite Meadowbrook Road, bounded and described as 
follows: 

NORTHWESTERLY by land of Arpin, two hundred 
thirty-seven and 05/100 (237.05) feet to a Massachusetts 
Highway bound: 

NORTHEASTERLY to Main Street one hundred fifty 
(150) feet, more or less: 

SOUTHEASTERLY along the northerly side of Main 
Street two hundred forty-five (245) feet, more or less, 

SOUTHWESTERLY seventy (70) feet, more or less, to 
the point of beginning. 

Containing approximately one-half (1/2) acre, more or 
less, and being the remaining portion of land owned by the 
Town as a result of the relocation of Main Street and a 
taking by eminent domain as shown on Assessors Map at 
Plat Number 195, or take any action in relation thereto. 

Attorney Madeline Neilan, representing Mr. Arpin gave a 
clear explanation of the location of the property in 
question, answering in detail Mr. Halvar Peterson's 
inquiries about the land and Mr. John Alden's question 
about the assessment, which is $3,100. 

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended. It 
was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
Seventy-six Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty ($76,860) 
Dollars to the Highway Department Waste Collection 
Account to cover the increased cost relating to the use of 
the City of Lowell incinerator. 

Selectman Gerald J. Lannan spoke in favor of the article 
stating that if the article is voted this evening, the City 
Manager will give us reassurance that the price will not 
go up above $13.00 per ton. The amount asked for will 
cover Chelmsford's cost until June, 1975 after which a one 
year contract will be signed with the City of Lowell. 
Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee spoke in favor 
of the article, "reluctantly". 

A vote was taken on the motion. It was so voted. 



UNDER ARTICLE 11. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars to the Street Lighting 
Account to cover additional costs relating to fuel ad- 
justment charges. 

Marvin Schenk of the Finance Committee spoke in favor 
of this article. 

It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan and Louise 
M. Bishop moved that the Town vote to transfer from 
available funds the sum of Eighteen Hundred ($1,800) 
Dollars to be used to join or buy into the Merrimack 
Valley Home Center, Incorporated for the purposes of 
obtaining services for the care of the Town's Older 
Americans. 

Mary Gagnon spoke in favor of article stating ad- 
vantages of membership for our older Americans, and 
answering questions presented by Mr. Joseph Ferman 
and Joseph Chernoski. 

A vote was taken on the motion. It was so voted, 
unanimously. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that 
the Town vote to transfer from available funds the sum of 
Eighteen Thousand ($18,000) Dollars for the installation of 
traffic control devices on Chelmsford Street in the vicinity 
of the Chelmsford Mall. 

Selectman Gerald J. Lannan spoke in favor of article, 
stating that this money will be reimbursed by the State. 
The Finance Committee recommended passage. Mr. 
James Harrington representing the Westlands School 
Association strongly recommended article as did other 
voters. 

It was so voted, unanimously. 

Mr. Robert Howe moved to discuss Article 14 and Article 
15 together. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Robert E. Howe, Chairman 
Conservation Commission moved that the Town vote to 
transfer the sum of Eighteen Thousand ($18,000) Dollars 
from available funds to the Land Purchase Account, to be 
used for purposes in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 132A and Chapter 40, as amended, 
said sum to be used to purchase land described as follows 
for conservation purposes: 

Certain parcels of vacant land being situated in 
Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, being 
shown as Lots 14, 15, 16, 17 as shown on a plan entitled 
Village Square, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, owned by 
Campanelli, Inc., dated November 23, 1964, by 
Bradford Saivetz & Associates, Inc., Consulting Civil 
Engineers, duly recorded with Middlesex North 
District Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 101, Plan 115, 
Sheet 3 or 5, to which plan reference is hereby made for 
a more particular description of each lot. 



UNDER ARTICLE 15. Mr. Robert E. Howe moved that 
the Town vote to transfer the sum of Eight ($8.00) Dollars 
from available funds to the Land Purchases Account to be 
used for the purpose of purchasing the following described 
parcels of land (A through H) to be used for conservation 
purposes in accordance with Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 132A and Chapter 40 as amended: 



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A. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Proctor Road, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, owned by Campanelli, Inc., being 
shown on a plan duly recorded at the Middlesex North 
Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 113, Plan 16, and 
being 5 acres more or less, with 50 feet of frontage on 
El Dorado Road in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

B. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated at 10 
Topeka Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, owned by Campanelli, Inc., being 
shown on a plan duly recorded at the Middlesex 
Registry of Deeds entitled Old Stage Estates, 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, by Bradford Saivetz & 
Associates, Inc., Consulting Civil Engineers and being 
recorded at Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, Book 
of Plans 98, Plan 110, Sheet 7 or 11, Lot 4068. 

C. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated on 
Crockett Drive, in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, being shown as Lots 4090, 4091, 4092, on 
a plan entitled Old Stage Estates, Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts owned by Campanelli, Inc., dated 21 
August 1961, by Bradford Saivetz & Associates, Inc., 
Consulting Civil Engineers, duly recorded with Mid- 
dlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 
98, Plan 110, Sheet 7 of 11. 

D. A certain parcel of land being situated off Old Stage 
Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, owned by Campanelli, Inc., being duly 
recorded in the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 
Book 1172, Page 59 and containing 9.96 acres of land, 
more or less. There is also hereby conveyed all rights, 
title and interest in the New England Power Company 
easement shown on said plans. 

E. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Crooked Spring Road, in Chelmsford, Middlesex 
County, Massachusetts, and being a portion of the 
same land described in a deed from Roma Realty, Inc. 
to Campanelli, Inc., dated March 13, 1968, recorded in 
North Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 1836, Page 
125, and shown on a plan recorded at the same Registry 
of Deeds, Plan Book 106, Plan 107, also shown on 
Chelmsford Assessor's Map 43, Lot 22, containing 21 
acres of land, more or less. 

F. A certain parcel of land being situated off Turnpike 
Road, in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, land identified as Lot 191, Plot 138. 
There is also conveyed all rights, title and interest in 
the New England Power easement shown on said 
plans. 

G. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Concord Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts being shown on a plan in Chelmsford, 
Massachusetts by Brooks, Jordan & Graves, Civil 
Engineers, Lowell, Massachusetts, dated September 
10, 1959, duly recorded with Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 92, Plan 35A, and 
being 4.31 acres, more or less. 

H. A certain parcel of vacant land being situated off 
Old Stage Road in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts, being shown on a plan entitled, Old 
Stage Estates, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, owned by 
Campanelli, Inc., dated 21 August 1961, by Bradford 
Saivetz & Associates, Inc., Consulting Civil Engineers, 
duly recorded with Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds, Book of Plans 98, Plan 110, pages 4/11, to 
which plan reference is hereby made for a more 
particular description of land, land being 5.75 acres, 
more or less. 



Mr. John Balco of the Conservation Commission spoke 
in favor of both Articles with Mr. Marvin Schenk of the 
Finance Committee opposing them. A lengthy discussion 
resulted in a motion to stop debate. A 2/3 vote required. It 
was so voted. 

A vote was taken on the main motion under Article 14. It 
was so voted. 

Mr. Robert Hall questioned the presence of a quorum. A 
hand count was taken showing 279 voters present. A 
motion was made to dissolve meeting. Motion defeated. 
Mr. Roger Abernathy moved that the meeting be ad- 
journed to Monday evening, October 21, 1974 in the Junior 
High School (East) auditorium. It was so voted. Meeting 
adjourned at 10:23 p.m. 



Article 15 was not voted upon. 

Daniel J. Coughlin 
Moderator 



Mary E. St. Hilaire 
Town Clerk 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

October 22, 1974 

The adjourned special Town Meeting was called to 
order at 7:45 p.m. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
Selectmen William Murphy questioned the presence of a 
quorum. 

The following tellers were appointed by the Moderator: 



Dorothy Lerer 
Margaret Johnson 



Clifford Leaver 
Edward Marshall 



A hand count was taken, showing 150 voters present. 
The required quorum for special Town Meeting is 300 
voters according to Town Bylaws. Selectman William 
Murphy moved for adjournment sine die at 7:50 p.m. It 
was so voted. 



Daniel J. Coughlin, 
Moderator 



Mary E.St. Hilaire, 
Town Clerk 



TOWN WARRANT FOR 
STATE ELECTION 

November 5, 1974 

COMMONWEALTH OF 
MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable, or any other suitable person of the 
Town of Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are 
hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters of 
said Chelmsford to meet in their several polling places, 
viz: 

Precinct 1 . McFarlin School - All purpose Room 

Precinct 2. North Elementary School Auditorium 

Precinct 3. Junior High School (West) Band Room 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 



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Precinct 5. Byam School, Cafetorium 

Precinct 6. Westlands School, Cafeteria 

Precinct 7. North Elementary School, Auditorium 

Precinct 8. Large Gymnasium, C. Edith McCarthy Junior 
High School (old High School) 
Precinct 9. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 10. South Row School Auditorium 

Precinct 11. Westlands School Cafeteria 

Precinct 12. Fire House - Old Westf ord Road 

On Tuesday, the 5th day of November, 1974, being the 
first Tuesday in said month, at 10:00 A.M. to8:00P.M. for 
the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Election Officers for the 
election of candidates for political parties for the 
following offices: 

GOVERNOR For this Commonwealth 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR For this Commonwealth 
ATTORNEY GENERAL For this Commonwealth 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH For this 

Commonwealth 
TREASURER AND RECEIVER— GENERAL Fortius 

Commonwealth 
AUDITOR For this Commonwealth 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 5th Congressional 

District 
COUNCILLOR 3rd Councillor District 

SENATOR 5th Senatorial District 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 43rd 

Representative District 

Precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12 only 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 45th 

Representative District 

Precincts 2 and 7 only 
REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 47th 

Representative District 

Precincts 4 and 11 only 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY Northern District 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER ( one ) For Middlesex County 

SHERIFF For Middlesex County 

And to vote upon the following questions: 



QUESTION NO. 1. 
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amend- 
ment to the constitution summarized below, 
which was approved by the General Court in a YES 
joint session of the two branches held August 25, 
1971, received 212 votes in the affirmative and 39 NO 
in the negative, and in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 6, 1973, received 235 votes in 
the affirmative and 19 in the negative? 

SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved, 
would replace the present Article 52 of the Articles of 
Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and 
would empower the General Court, by concurrent vote of 
the two houses, to take a recess or recesses amounting to 
not more than thirty days. The present Article 52 permits 
such recesses but provides that "no such recess shall 
extend beyond the sixtieth day" from the beginning of the 
legislative session. 



QUESTION NO. 2 
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 



Do you approve of the adoption of an amend- 
ment to the constitution summarized below, 
which was approved by the General Court in a YES 
joint session of the two branches held August 25, 
1971, received 177 votes in the affirmative and 65 NO 
in the negative, and in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 6, 1973, received 166 votes in 
the affirmative and 93 in the negative? 



SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved, 
would provide for a census in the year 1975 and every 
tenth year thereafter of the inhabitants of each city and 
town as a basis for determining the representative, 
senatorial and councillor districts for the ten year period 
beginning with the first Wednesday in the fourth January 
following the taking of the census, provided that the 
districts as established based on the 1971 census shall 
terminate on the first Wednesday in January, 1979. The 
census shall specify the number of inhabitants residing in 
each precinct of a town and each precinct and ward of a 
city. 

Under the proposed amendment, the House of 
Representatives would consist of 160 members, in con- 
trast to the present membership of 240, and the Senate of 
40 members. The General Court would, at its first regular 
session after the year in which the census is taken, divide 
the Commonwealth into 160 representative districts and 40 
senatorial districts of contiguous territory so that each 
representative and each senator will represent an equal 
number of inhabitants as nearly as may be; and such 
districts shall be formed, as nearly as may be, without 
uniting two counties or parts of two or more counties and, 
with respect to representative districts, without uniting, 
as nearly as may be, two towns or parts of two or more 
towns, two cities or parts of two or more cities, or a city 
and a town, or parts of cities and towns, into one district, 
and without dividing any town containing less than 2500 
inhabitants. The General Court would be permitted to 
pass laws to limit the time within which judicial 
proceedings may be instituted calling in question any such 
division. The proposed amendment further provides that 
every representative, for one year at least immediately 
preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of 
the district for which he is chosen, and every senator shall 
be an inhabitant of this Commonwealth for five years at 
least preceding his election and at the time of his election 
shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he is 
chosen. Every representative and senator shall cease to 
represent his district when he shall cease to be an 
inhabitant of the Commonwealth. The manner of calling 
and conducting the elections for representatives and for 
senators and councillors, and of ascertaining their 
election, shall be prescribed by law. The amendment 
vests original jurisdiction in the Supreme Judicial Court, 
upon petition of any voter of the Commonwealth, filed 
with the clerk of said court, for judicial relief relative to 
the establishment of House of Representatives, councillor 
and senatorial districts. 



QUESTION NO. 3 
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amend- 
ment to the constitution summarized below, 
which was approved by the General Court in a 



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joint session of the two branches held June 7, 
1972, received 250 votes in the affirmative and 3 YES 
in the negative, and in a joint session of the two 
branches held June 6, 1973, received 253 votes in NO 
the affirmative and in the negative? 

SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment would repeal 
section 2 of Article 46 of the Articles of Amendments to the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth (the "anti-aid 
amendment", so-called) , and replace it with a new section 
2, for the purpose of allowing grants in aid to private 
higher educational institutions or to students, or parents or 
guardians of students, attending such institutions. 

The proposed amendment would delete the first clause 
of the present section 2, which requires that all moneys 
raised by taxation in the towns and cities for the support of 
public schools, and all moneys appropriated by the 
Commonwealth for the support of common schools shall 
be applied to or expended in only those schools conducted 
according to law under the order and superintendence of 
the authorities of the town or city in which the money is 
expended. The effect of the deletion of the first clause of 
section 2 would be to remove the constitutional prohibition 
against the use of public moneys, which have been raised 
by taxation or appropriated for support of public schools, 
for grants in aid to private higher educational institutions 
or to students, or parents or guardians of students, at- 
tending such institutions. 

The proposed amendment would also alter the second 
clause of the present section 2 by removing the prohibition 
against a grant, appropriation or use of public money or 
property or loan of public credit by the Commonwealth or 
any political subdivision for the purpose of founding, 
maintaining or aiding any school or institution of learning, 
whether under public control or otherwise, wherein any 
denominational doctrine is inculated, or any other school 
or any college which is not publicly owned and under the 
exclusive control, order and superintendence of public 
officers or public agents. In place of the foregoing, the 
proposed amendment would prohibit the grant, ap- 
propriation or use of public money or property or loan of 
credit by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision 
for the purpose of founding, maintaining or aiding any 
primary or secondary school which is not publicly owned 
and under the exclusive control, order and superin- 
tendence of public officers or public agents. 

The proposed amendment would also add to the present 
section 2 a provision that nothing therein shall be con- 
strued to prohibit grants in aid to private higher 
educational institutions or to students, or parents or 
guardians of students, attending such institutions. 

QUESTION NO. 4 
LAW PROPOSED BY AN INITIATIVE PETITION 



Do you approve of the adoption of an amend- 
ment to the constitution summarized below, 
which was approved by the General Court in a YES 
joint session of the two branches held May 17, 
1972, received 131 votes in the affirmative and NO 
121 in the negative, and in a joint session of the 
two branches held May 8, 1974, received 139 votes 
in the affirmative and 119 in the negative? 

SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment would revise 
Article 78 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution 
to permit the expenditure of money from the highway 



fund for mass transportation lines and other mass trans- 
portation purposes in such manner as the Legislature 
may direct. The highway fund includes receipts from fees, 
duties, excises and license taxes relating to registration, 
operation or use of motor vehicles and taxes from the sale 
of motor vehicle fuels. The expenditure of money from 
such fund is presently restricted to highway and bridge 
construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair, 
enforcement of state traffic laws, and administration of 
the tax statutes which provide highway fund receipts. 

QUESTION NO. 5 
LAW PROPOSED BY AN INITIATIVE PETITION 

Do you approve of a law summarized below 
which was disapproved in the House of Y FS 
Representatives by a vote of 73 in the affirmative 
and 150 in the negative and was disapproved in N q 
the Senate by a vote of 16 in the affirmative and 
22 in the negative? 



SUMMARY 

Provisions of the act establish an independent Corrupt 
Practices Commission, with five members to be ap- 
pointed by the Governor to staggered five year terms. The 
Commission has subpoena powers and is to investigate, by 
means of secret hearings, candidates' compliance with all 
state and federal laws relating to political campaign 
contributions and expenditures and corrupt practices. If 
probable cause is shown, the Commission is required to 
direct the Attorney General to take further action in the 
proper form and is required to make public a report of 
such action. In cases involving the campaign practices of 
the Attorney General himself, a special attorney is to be 
appointed. If no probable cause is shown, the Commission 
is to state so publicly. 

Further, the proposed act extends the application of the 
current statute regarding the disclosure of campaign 
expenditures and contributions, to all candidates for of- 
fice above the town and city level, with the exception of 
President and Vice President of the United States. The act 
requires all such candidates to receive and disburse all 
amounts greater than $25 by check, and makes it a crime 
to knowingly receive cash payment from a candidate or 
his committee for a service costing more than $25. The act 
also requires candidates to designate a single bank as 
depository of funds and as recordkeeper, with records of 
receipts and expenditures to be open to public scrutiny. 

Provisions of the act extend present campaign spending 
limits to cover all media expenses and require all media 
firms (including: television, radio, newspaper, billboard, 
magazine, advertising, public relations, printing, opinion 
polling, computer, telephone, telegraph) to report the 
purchase of media services by candidates. Media ex- 
penses of candidates for the offices of district attorney, 
clerk of court, register of probate and insolvency, register 
of deeds, county commissioner, county treasurer and 
sheriff are limited to $.07 for each resident of the 
respective electoral district. Other provisions of the act 
require candidates, upon official announcement or filing 
of nomination papers, to report all political receipts and 
expenditures since the date of the last general election for 
the office sought, and count such expenditures toward 
spending limits. The act also limits candidates to one 
political committee. 

The act establishes a maximum penalty of one year 
imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine for individuals engaged 
in corrupt practices, and a $50,000 fine for corporations so 



69 



involved. In addition, the Attorney General is permitted to 
bring an action for the removal of a candidate whose 
election was materially aided by corrupt practices on the 
part of the candidate or one acting in his behalf, where 
such removal is otherwise authorized by law. 

QUESTION NO. 6 

Should the General Court enact legislation 
during the nineteen hundred and seventy-five 
session reorganizing state government by 
creating a Department of Health Systems 
Regulation which shall have the power to ad- 
minister the medicaid program, control and set 
rates for nursing homes, hospitals, and other 
health providers under medicaid, license and 
inspect health facilities, and regulate private 
health insurance policies, medical and hospital 
service plans? 

in all Cities and Towns 



YES 



NO 



YES 



NO 



QUESTION NO. 7 

"Shall the Senator from this District be in- 
structed to vote to approve a resolution 
memorializing the Congress of the United States 
in favor of Amnesty for all those who resisted the 
Vietnam War?" 

in the 5th Middlesex Senatorial District 



The polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 



AND YOU ARE DIRECTED TO SERVE this Warrant 
by posting attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School - 
All Purpose Room: North Elementary School 
Auditorium: Junior High School (West) Band Room: East 
Chelmsford School: Byam School, Cafetorium: Westlands 
School Cafeteria: North Elementary School. Auditorium: 
Large Gymnasium, C. Edith McCarthy Junior High 
School (old High School) : South Row School Auditorium: 



South Row School Auditorium: Westlands School 
Cafeteria and Fire House - Old Westford Road at least 
seven days before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of this warrant 
with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of holding this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 25th day of October, 
1974. 

Gerald J. Lannan, Chairman 

William R. Murphy, Vice Chairman 

Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. Clerk 

Paul C.Hart 

Arnold J. Lovering 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



October 25, 1974 



Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and 
warned the Inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by 
posting up attested copies of same at the following places, 
to wit: McFarlin School - All Purpose Room: North 
Elementary School Auditorium: Junior High School 
(West) Band Room: East Chelmsford School: Byam 
School Cafetorium: Westlands School Cafeteria: North 
Elementary School, Auditorium: Large Gymnasium, C. 
Edith McCarthy Junior High School (old High School): 
South Row School Auditorium: South Row School Aud- 
itorium: Westlands School Cafeteria: and Fire House - 
Old Westford Rbad, seven days at least before the time 
appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 



S/ William E.Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A true copy. Attest: 

S/William E. Spence 
Constable of Chelmsford 



GOVERNORS LT.G0V. 

Sargent & Dwight 
Dukakis & O'Neill 
Gurewitz & Bivins 
Kahian & Greco 
Write-In 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 



STATE ELECTION 
November 5, 1974 — Town of Chi-limtord 

Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec Prec 
1234 567 89 10 11 12 TOTALS 



472 


189 


533 


140 


489 


394 


291 


335 


260 


526 


340 


499 


4,468 


484 


477 


612 


340 


536 


516 


475 


405 


388 


612 


470 


525 


5,840 


9 


1 


3 





1 


2 


6 


3 


3 


4 


6 


2 


40 


18 


10 


24 


3 


32 


8 


13 


13 


7 


26 


15 


11 


180 


2 




1 
















1 




4 


9 


8 


8 


5 


8 


10 


10 


13 


3 


15 


21 


7 


117 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 853 1,044 10,649 



Francis X. Bellotti 
Josiah A. Spaulding 
Jeanne Lafferty 
Write-in 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



380 438 475 302 404 451 432 259 284 488 373 352 
587 238 683 169 642 466 350 486 363 673 453 671 
5 10 7 8 5 7 * 



10 



1 



8 



4,638 
5,781 

79 
1 

150 

994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 
70 



17 8 15 12 10 



19 



18 



5 

1 

21 



12 



SECRETARY 



Paul H. Guzzi 
John M. Quinlan 
Write-In 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

TREASURER 

Robert 0. Crane 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

AUDITOR 

Thaddeus Buczko 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

CONGRESSMAN 

PaulW. Cronin 
Paul E. Tsongas 
Write-In 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

COUNCILLOR -3rd District 

Herbert L. Connolly 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

SENATOR - 5th Middlesex Dist. 

Ronald C. MacKenzie 
Parker Weaver 
Write-In 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL 
COURT - 43rd Middlesex Dist. 

Bruce N. Freeman 

Write-in 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL 
COURT - 45th Middlesex Dist. 



538 479 684 320 562 543 523 358 425 688 477 562 6,159 

432 194 467 154 473 370 254 384 221 460 342 454 4,205 

1 3 4 

24 12 29 14 31 14 18 27 15 35 34 28 281 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



787 586 911 413 835 775 657 576 534 917 662 776 8,429 

12 12 118 

206 99 268 75 231 154 138 191 127 266 190 267 2,212 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



779 584 921 404 818 774 656 579 536 919 670 776 8,416 

2 11 15 

213 101 259 84 247 156 139 190 125 264 182 268 2,228 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



470 246 508 167 480 390 309 379 258 465 383 460 4,515 

512 435 664 315 578 536 480 378 403 701 449 577 6,028 

1 1 

12 4 8 6 8 4 6 12 17 21 7 105 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



718 554 863 381 771 710 624 525 498 868 629 702 7,843 

12 14 

275 131 316 107 295 220 171 244 163 315 224 341 2,802 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 853 1,044 10,649 



822 502 989 349 876 763 584 643 547 980 657 877 8,589 

74 93 99 68 109 79 126 55 60 109 94 84 1,050 

1 1 2 

98 89 93 71 81 88 84 71 54 94 102 83 1,008 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



842 

3 

J49 


984 

6 

191 


878 804 

1 7 

187 119 


655 
114 


551 988 

3 

110 192 


869 

3 

172 


6,571 

23 

1,234 


994 


1,181 


1,066 930 


769 


6611,183 


1,044 


7,828 



Philip L. Shea 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 



573 

1 

111 

685 



633 

1 

161 

795 



1,206 

2 

272 

1,480 



71 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL 
COURT -47th Middlesex Dist. 

Raymond F. Rourke 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 
Northern Dist. 

John J. Droney 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 
Middlesex County 

John J. Danehy 

Write-In 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

SHERIFF -Middlesex County 

John J. Buckley 
Walter J.Sullivan 
Write-in 
Blanks 

TOTAL 

* QUESTION No. 1 
Recess by General Court 

YES 

NO 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION No. 2 House Cut 

YES 

NO 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION No. 3 
Aid to Education 

YES 

NO 

Blanks 

TOTAL 

QUESTION No. 4 Highway Taxes 

YES 

NO 
Blanks 

TOTAL 



416 

72 
488 



655 

1 

197 

853 



1,071 

1 

269 

1,341 



736 564 902 390 798 730 640 555 522 890 643 745 8,115 

13 116 

257 121 276 98 268 200 J55 _214 J39 _293 _209 _298 2,528 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



695 535 842 372 757 678 622 507 492 858 618 689 7,665 

1 2 11 2 1 19 

298 150 337 116 308 251 173 260 169 324 235 354 2,975 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 853 1,044 10,649 



601 257 659 170 608 502 323 475 343 670 423 661 5,692 

372 413 478 297 431 411 458 258 303 485 390 357 4,653 

1 1 

21 15 43 21 27 17 14 36 15 28 40 26 303 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



524 
327 
143 


316 666 
259 395 
110 120 


201 587 

213 336 

74 143 


460 
309 
161 


360 
314 
121 


421 

261 

87 


403 

191 

67 


711 
340 
132 


417 
286 
130 


606 
338 
100 


5,672 
3,569 
1,408 


994 


6851,181 


4881,066 


930 


795 


769 


661 1,183 


8531,044 


10,649 


709 
151 
134 


452 909 
131 160 
102 112 


282 794 

127 138 

79 134 


645 
129 
156 


521 
149 
125 


583 

100 

86 


490 
99 
72 


917 
137 
129 


580 
126 
147 


810 

137 

97 


7,692 
1,584 
1,373 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



453 


278 


573 


199 


479 


413 


311 


369 


320 


553 


327 


537 


4,812 


398 


298 


480 


204 


433 


376 


348 


304 


268 


493 


357 


411 


4,370 


143 


109 


128 


85 


154 


141 


136 


96 


73 


137 


169 


96 


1,467 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 



473 263 583 164 496 395 302 366 324 601 332 558 4,857 
375 324 470 241 422 376 373 313 275 450 342 389 4,350 
146 98 128 83 148 159 120 90 62 132 179 97 1,442 



994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 853 1,044 10,649 



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QUESTION No. 5 

Corrupt Practices Commission 

YES 568 354 680 235 590 517 406 422 381 691 426 615 5,885 

NO 260 207 357 150 327 247 266 247 200 351 250 311 3,173 

Blanks J6J5J24JWJMJ4j)Ji6JJ23JM^J4JJ77JJ8 1,591 

TOTAL 994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 

Question No. 6 - Health 

YES 617 477 784 311 682 582 523 461 458 809 543 676 6,923 

NO 236 124 278 106 251 215 168 212 137 247 170 280 2,424 

Blanks J4J^JJI9^J3JJ^J^_^_6^J27_14p_88 1,302 

TOTAL 994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 

QUESTION No. 7 -Amnesty 

YES 

NO 

Blanks 

TOTAL 994 6851,181 4881,066 930 795 769 6611,183 8531,044 10,649 

* See Complete Question in Warrant 



363 


224 


447 


162 


362 


339 


261 


263 


250 


416 


302 


364 


3,753 


498 


383 


643 


263 


588 


474 


434 


423 


354 


663 


413 


594 


5,730 


133 


78 


91 


63 


116 


117 


100 


83 


57 


104 


138 


86 


1,166 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Robert D. Hall, Chairman 

George A. Ripsom, Vice Chairman Carol C. Cleven 

Jean B. Callahan, Secretary William J. Reynolds 

Patricia A. Goeken, High School Student Member 

Thomas L. Rivard, Superintendent 





Non- 








Year Teachers 'j 


teacher 


- 1 Budget 2 


Expenditures - 


Enrollment 


1969 441 


240 


$ 5,437,988 


$ 5,242,026 


8,296 


1970 474 


256 


6,416,116 


6,200,184 


8,755 


1971 486 


260 


7,296,850 


7,070,708 


9,002 


1972 497 


273 


8,305,023 


8,090,812 


8,990 


1973 512 


296 


14,767,1 12 J 


14,328,428 


9,059 


1974-75 548 


324 


10,660,533 


4 


9,627 



1 Includes Part Time Personnel 

2 Includes Federal Funds 

3 Eighteen Mon th Budget (1 /I /7 3-6/30/74) 

4 Not Finalized until 6/30/75 

The School Committee's actions during the year were 
intended to promote a learning environment and develop 
curriculum through which the following State Department 
of Education goals could best be pursued. 

1. Education should contribute to the learner's physical 
and emotional well-being, especially to a sense of personal 
worth and to a capacity for influencing one's own destiny. 

2. Education should develop in each learner the basic 
skills needed for communication, perception, evaluation, 
and conceptualization of ideas. 

3. Education should provide for each learner access to 
man's cultural heritage, stimulate intellectual curiosity, 
and promote intellectual development. 

4. Education should foster and stimulate in each learner 
the natural desire for life-long learning and should 
develop the skills necessary to fulfill that desire. 

5. Education should provide each learner with a 
knowledge and understanding of how our society functions 
in theory and practice; education must also foster in- 
dividual commitment to exercise the rights and 
responsibilities of citizenship and to protect the rights of 
others. 

6. Education should provide each learner with 
knowledge and experience which contribute to an un- 
derstanding of human similarities and differences and 
which advance mutual respect for dignity of the in- 
dividual. 

7. Education should provide the learner with the skills, 
experience and attitudes, and the guidance for initial job 
placement; it is equally important for the learner to 
develop a capacity to adapt to changing conditions. 

8. Education should provide each learner with 
knowledge and understanding of the social, physical, and 
biological worlds and the balance between man and his 
environment and should develop attitudes and behavior 
leading to intelligent use of the environment. 

9. Education should expand and advance the humane 
dimensions of all learners, especially by helping them to 
identify and cultivate their own spiritual, moral, and 
ethical values and attitudes. 



10. Education should provide each learner with varied 
opportunities to nurture interests, to discover and to 
develop natural talents, and to express values and 
feelings through various media. 

Goal setting is a continuing and vital function in 
determining the direction of education. The recent state 
survey provided stimulus and input in planning our own 
long-range educational plans. 

The School Committee has informed the administration 
of the need: 

1. to be able to assess basic skills levels more 
accurately and to promulgate minimum develop- 
mental skills expectations particularly in the 
elementary grades. 

2. to review staff evaluation procedures and in- 
troduce improvements wherever appropriate. 

3. to devise means of conserving energy and 
materials in our schools with electricity, fuel, and 
paper consumption as primary targets of concern. 

4. to develop a positive action program for 
combatting vandalism, such program to include 
provisions for full reimbursement of damages by 
offending students and/or their parents. 

The ensuing report, in addition to giving pertinent data, 
is designed to highlight the educational program of the 
Chelmsford Public Schools. 



ENROLLMENT AND HOUSING: 

Due to the recent change in enrollment patterns, which 
involve a decrease in elementary school enrollment and 
an increase in the number of secondary students, a study 
of enrollment projections was initiated in 1974. Based on 
this study, it seemed evident that the trend toward in- 
creased high school enrollment would continue for the 
next several years, with the slight decrease continuing at 
the elementary level. The School Committee plans to keep 
a close eye on enrollment and its effect on program of- 
ferings, class size, and related curriculum issues. 

The official enrollment on October 1 of each year, 
together with the numbers and percentages of decrease or 
increase from the previous years, is as follows: 



; 972% of 
Inc. Dec. 



1 973% of 
Inc. Dec. 



1974- oj 
hit: Dec. 



1171 

Elem. 

(1-6) 5184 4998-3.58 4886-2.24 4618-5.48 

Jr. High 

(7-9) 2228 2340 +5.02 2356 +0.68 2387 +1.09 

Sr. High 

(10-12) 1590 1652+3.89 1817+9.98 1940+6.76 



9002 8990 



9059 



8945 



*Does not include Kindergarten enroWnent of 682 pupils, 



This table shows a decline of 566 students in grades 1-6, 
and increases of 159 students in grades 7-9 and 350 
students in grades 10-12 since October 1, 1971. 



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The projected enrollment for the 1975-76 school year 
indicates that enrollment will decrease by approximately 
155 students in grades K-6 and by 8 students in grades 7-9. 
The Senior High School population will increase by about 
186 pupils. 

This decline in the elementary student enrollment will 
be reflected in the closing of two of the four-room schools 
at the end of the current school year. This will result in an 
estimated savings of approximately $100,000 to the 1975-76 
school system. 

At the elementary school level, the declining population 
suggest the need to reconsider the district lines at some 
point in the future. 

This year with the opening of the new high school, 
double sessions for grades 8-12 came to an end. The new 
2,400 pupil high school houses grades 10, 11 and 12. Grades 
7, 8 and 9 are housed in two buildings, the old high school, 
renamed the C. Edith McCarthy Junior High School in 
honor of the retired high school vice-principal, and the 
West Junior High School. The elementary schools were 
redistricted, with all 6th grade students assigned to the 
McFarlin school complex. 

A special vote of thanks should be extended to the many 
teachers, administrators and students who worked 
several extra hours beyond the regular school day and 
sometimes during evening hours and weekends to pack, 
move, unpack and relocate books, equipment, material 
and furniture. 



THE HIGH SCHOOL: 

1974 witnessed the completion of the new Chelmsford 
High School on Richardson Road. Though construction 
delays deferred the opening of school by 10 days, 1,954 
students initiated in September what is expected to be a 
long and illustrious career for the new building. 

The School Committee wishes to thank the entire staff 
for their extra efforts and concerns during the building of 
the new high school. Special recognition should be given to 
the Superintendent, the central office staff, and the high 
school principal and his staff for their dedication 
throughout that building period. The Committee would 
like to also extend its sincere appreciation to Mrs. Carol 
Cleven for her tireless efforts in representing the School 
Committee on the School Building Committee for the past 
three years 

Adjustments to a new building, with its house plan 
organization, occupied the early days of the school year, 
but it soon became obvious that staff and students alike 
found the building and the house plan to be functional and 
effective. 

The houses in the school have been named after four 
Massachusetts-born authors: Emily Dickinson, Ralph 
Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and John 
Greenleaf Whittier. A dean is the educational leader in 
each house, which consists of approximately 500 students 
and 30 staff members. It is anticipated that the house plan 
and the advisor/advisee program, which permits each 
student to choose a teacher as an advisor for his/her high 
school career, will generate a closer relationship between 
student and staff and thereby improve the quality of the 
student's educational experience. 

The first year in the building, which has witnessed the 
implementation of the new organizational patterns, is a 



transitional period in which administration, staff and 
students are learning to make the most effective use of the 
facilities and the flexibility they offer. 

Visitors to the building are impressed by the variety of 
facilities the high school offers and the immensity of the 
structure. It is a three-story building with 126 classrooms, 
some small, some large, some specialized. A few of the 
features of the new high school include: three lecture halls 
(one on each floor and each one of different design), a 
math lab, two reading laboratories, two science seminar 
rooms, a large centrally located library or instructional 
media center, special purpose gymnasiums, an elevator 
for the handicapped, a resource center for students with 
special needs, student activity rooms, a school store, two 
dining rooms, an art studio with an open court, a 
television studio and a Senior Commons. 

The administration, staff and students are grateful to 
the citizens of Chelmsford for their new facility and 
welcome the opportunity it presents for making high 
school education in Chelmsford an effective, meaningful 
experience. 

A study of the Class of 1974 reveals the following post- 
graduation educational and vocational plans. 



4-year degree-granting colleges 
4-year Mass. State colleges 
2-year Junior Colleges 
2-year Mass. Community Colleg' 

R. N. Hospital Training 
LPN Training 
Technical Schools 
Business Schools 
Prep Schools 
Nashoba Regional (P.G.) 

Employment 
Armed Services 
Marriage 
Undecided 



JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 



;es 



20.5% 

31.0% 

1.6% 

7.5% 

1.5% 
.3% 
.3% 
.5% 
.8% 

1.5% 

26.0% 
3.7% 
1.1% 
3.7% 

TOTAL 100.0% 



September 1974 marked the end of a two-year period of 
double sessions at the Junior High School level and the 
establishment of a three year Junior High School program 
in each of two facilities. This reorganization should result 
in increased stability and continuity of program and in- 
creased interaction among teachers in grades 7-9. 

The two junior high schools employ a conventional five 
day a week schedule and matching bell schedules to 
permit sharing of teachers in certain subject areas. The 
curriculum offerings are the same in each school. Home 
Economics and Industrial Arts were added to the 8th 
grade curriculum this year. These new learning ex- 
periences provide the students with an exposure to career 
clusters and avocational activities that focus on manual 
dexterity and practical arts. It is hoped that the program 
will be expanded to grade seven in September, 1975, to 
complete a grades 7-12 sequence in Career Education. 

Since long-range plans for career and educational in- 
terests should be included at the junior high school level, 
students are encouraged to meet their counselors and to 
take full advantage of the many services offered. Parents 
are encouraged to follow the growth of their children and 
become involved in the services offered by the counselors 
for them. 



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One of the many benefits of the 7th grade moving into 
the junior high school is a larger number of students 
taking part in after-school activities. Teachers and pupils 
are working together to develop more meaningful 
programs in many areas (school newspaper, literary 
magazine) and especially in physical education activities. 

MCFARLIN SCHOOL: 

Consistent with the organizational design of the 
Chelmsford Public Schools for the 1974-75 academic year, 
the McFarlin School was designated as the central Grade 
6 school. As such, the McFarlin School opened its doors in 
September to the town's 840 sixth-graders. The transition 
from a secondary to an elementary school was relatively 
smooth due largely to the dedicated efforts of the school's 
faculty and staff. 

To permit the accommodation of the various 
organization patterns that characterize the schools which 
feed into the grade 6 complex, the McFarlin School is 
conceived as a "School of Alternatives." These alter- 
natives permit the extension of previous learning patterns 
as students prepare for the transition to the town's 
secondary schools. This policy also reflects the institution 
of the town's modified open enrollment policy which 
permits parents to exercise an option in their choice of 
educational programs. In a central school, such as the 
McFarlin School, increased attention can be devoted to 
this concern, given the presence of the total population of 
sixth-grade students and faculty. 

In attempting to create contemporary educational 
programs designed to meet the cognitive, affective, and 
psycho-motor developmental patterns of individual 
students, an assessment of the learning profile of in- 
dividual students is undertaken and attention is given to 
selecting the methods of instruction by which individual 
students can best learn. In the design of the McFarlin 
School, these considerations played a vital role in the 
structuring of alternative patterns. 

At the McFarlin School, students and teachers are 
organized into "clusters." These "clusters" range in size 
from 60 to 150 students who work with two to five 
classroom teachers and a "cluster" of specialists in Art. 
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Physical Education, 
Reading, Learning Disabilities, and Guidance. Additional 
specialists available to the student body include the 
Resource Room teacher and intercluster Teacher who 
provides concentrated individualized attention as the 
need exists. This "cluster" design permits the student 
entering the McFarlin School to identify closely with a 
given group of students and teachers, and it thus fosters 
the development of personalized working relationships. 

"Clusters," totalling nine in number, vary in their 
organization for instruction. Within some clusters 
children function in self-contained classrooms in which 
they work for the entire school day with a single teacher 
who employs specialists, as needed. Team-teaching exists 
in other clusters. In the team organizational plan, 
children are deployed between/among several teachers 
during the course of the typical school day. 

"Clusters" also vary in their emphasis on either 
traditional or open-concept teaching strategies. The staff 
feels that careful attention to these variations is essential 
in meeting the total needs of the student body. 

To promote strong communication at McFarlin School 
between/among the "clusters" and the administration, 
three basic advisory committees exist: 



1. Staff Advisory Council (S.A.C. ) which functions 
in assisting the Administration in formulating 
school policy. 

2. Parent Advisory Council (P.A.C.) which has 
assumed the responsibilities for assisting in com- 
munity advisory considerations; recruiting and 
coordinating the School Voluneer Program which 
employs parent-volunteers assisting in selected 
instructional functions; and developing a fund- 
raising program for the McFarlin School. 

3. Student Council (S.C.) which is comprised of 
representatives from all clusters of the McFarlin 
School and serves as the student government. 

Each of these bodies meets regularly to assist overall 
coordination efforts. 



CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS: 

For the past several years, the Annual Report has at- 
tempted to illustrate the dynamic quality of a curriculum 
that, by its very nature, is never complete. The year 1974 
has witnessed a continuation of many facets of curriculum 
work. Curriculum committees have revised or developed 
specific courses of study, all with the intent of improving 
subject structure and levels of instruction. Interaction of 
professional people meeting together to review and 
analyze philosophy, to share experiences, has in the best 
sense provided a unique opportunity for improvement of 
the curriculum. In addition, in-service workshops have 
preceded and strengthened curriculum changes by in- 
volving staff members who are to be affected by 
curriculum change. The intensive kindergarten training 
programs conducted during the past summer and the 
current school year provide two examples of staff in- 
volvement in developing and disseminating plans for a 
kindergarten curriculum and procedures for in- 
corporating the kindergarten into the continuum of the 
primary school program. 

LANGUAGE ARTS: 

The primary concern of Chelmsford's language arts 
program is to develop and refine student command of that 
uniquely human communication tool known as language. 
For this reason, the language arts program seeks to 
develop in students an appreciation of their com- 
munications heritage, an awareness of the role which 
mass media plays in contemporary communications, and 
some insights concerning the probable communications 
patterns and media of the future. The pervasive role of 
mass media in today's world demands that both visual 
and verbal languages receive attention in the develop- 
mental English program. Verbal language (i.e. oral and 
written communication) remains, however, the special 
province and concern of the English program. The 
Chelmsford language arts program is, therefore, com- 
mitted to developing in students an understanding of the 
nature of verbal communication; an appreciation of 
language and of its specialized applications in literature 
and in contemporary media; an awareness of various 
usage levels and their appropriate application; a respect 
for language and for its role as a vehicle of persuasion and 
evaluation; and an ability to communicate ideas, 
opinions, and feelings with precision and clarity. 

Recent years have witnessed the evolution of a grades 1- 
12 Scope and Sequence chart for the coverage of language 
arts skills, the adoption of a contemporary language arts 
text series in grades 3-6, and a multi-level spelling 



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program with options for intensive individualization in 
grades 1-6; the development of teacher-prepared text 
replacement materials for grades 1 and 2; and the 
preparation of extensive supplementary units in writing 
workshops, sentence building, dictionary skills, ad- 
vertising and poetry for the elementary grades. 

Writing program guidelines and objectives are utilized 
in grades 3-9 to provide intensive coverage of develop- 
mental writing skills and numerous opportunities for 
creating writing projects. Highlights of the program in- 
clude: weekly student writing and/or editing activities in 
a classroom-as-workshop setting; a variety of teacher 
responses in the form of class editing sheets, written 
comments, taped comments, individual conferences, and 
personalized spelling sheets; increased emphasis on 
student responsibility for careful editing of final drafts; 
and expand opportunities for student "publication" of 
successful, well edited work. Through the cooperation of 
the Sentinel, a local newspaper, selected student writing 
is published on a weekly basis during the school year. In 
addition, 1974 witnessed the first annual publication of the 
elementary grades literary magazine, The Long and the 
Short of It, which will have its second publication in the 
spring of 1975. 

Steps toward increased individualization in grades 7-9 
have taken several forms. Classroom laboratory 
materials designed in summer workshops held in 1971 and 
1972, and augmented during 1973, provide reinforcement 
and remediation of language skills and are used in con- 
junction with the writing program. Learning activities 
packages are also in use to provide increased in- 
dividualization in skills areas. In addition, teacher- 
developed units in writing, communication, and the short 
story are in use in grades 7 and 8. 

Multi-media kits, developed primarily through Title III 
NDEA funding, are used in connection with ninth grade 
units on mythology, the Bible as Literature, and 
Shakespeare. These kits have proved invaluable as 
resources for contract approaches to student learning. 
Workshops held in the summer of 1973 reorganized grade 9 
curriculum components into sequential units to facilitate 
affective sequencing of developmental skills. During this 
workshop the Mythology and Bible as Literature units 
were completely rewritten to incorporate developmental 
writing and vocabulary development activities. In ad- 
dition, diagnostic testing materials were extended to 
include grades 8 and 9. 

The effective use at the Junior High Schools of in- 
novative approaches such as team teaching, pupil con- 
tracts, visual composing, small-group discussion, and role 
playing and drama activities has been incorporated into a 
sound instructional program that continues to attract the 
attention and interest of many visitors to the school 
system. The Writing Workshop Model, Mythology Unit, 
and Bible as Literature Unit have been selected for 
presentation of the state Humanities Conference and the 
annual conferences of the New England Association 
Teachers of English and the Massachusetts Council 
Teachers of English in 1974-75. 

In the Senior High School, reorganization has taken the 
form of a wide variety of semester length elective courses 
in which developmental language, writing, and speaking 
skills are organized under thematic, genre, or literary era 
course structures, whose objectives have been specified in 
terms of various ability and interest levels. 

Notable among the elective offerings are those in in- 
dividualized reading, which were expanded again this 



year. Options for student involvement in videotape and 
slide tape composing activities have been provided in 
many courses, and all courses are designed to emphasize 
developmental skills. Special attention is giving to a 
writing component which operates in ail classes and for 
which departmental guidelines similar to those used in 
grades 3-9 have been devised. Departmental guidelines 
have also been developed to facilitate student choices of 
appropriate electives and to provide information which 
parents can utilize in assisting students with their 
selection process. 

High School elective offerings in Language and the 
Mass Media and Adaptions: Novel into Film were 
selected for inclusion in the programs of the annual state 
Humanities Conference and the annual state conference 
of the Massachusetts Council Teachers of English in 1974- 
75. The new Chelmsford High School will serve as a site 
for the Spring Conference of the MCTE, which will attract 
English teachers from all parts of the state. 

An interdisciplinary project involving grade 11 students 
in a joint English-Social Studies American Studies Course, 
now in its fifth year, has been expanded to six classes, and 
several elective offerings in creative writing and drama 
permit interested students in grades 10 through 12 to work 
together in areas of common interest. Future plans call 
for increased attention to interdepartmental projects, the 
introduction of a course in filmmaking, the creation of a 
specialized course entitled Chelmsford and the Bicen- 
tennial in which a student written anecdotal history of 
Chelmsford will be prepared for publication, and a 
general expansion of elective offerings. 

At all grade levels, selective use is being made of visual 
media including film, videotape, transparencies, and 
filmstrips. In addition, tape recorders are being used in 
many classrooms, grades 3-12, to create classroom 
listening centers, to prepare taped evaluation of student 
writing, to develop remediating materials for students 
with usage difficulties, and to record student discussions 
for subsequent evaluation. 

Research in the field of language arts/English, the 
effects of the media revolution, and increasing emphasis 
on individualization of instruction have created the 
demand for an option rich and up-to-date program. In 
Chelmsford, every attempt is being made to meet this 
demand through the development of a relevant and 
contemporary language arts program at all grade levels. 

SOCIAL STUDIES: 

One cannot examine society today and not recognize the 
social studies program in our schools as a basic societal 
skills program; for it is the social studies program that 
draws its content from economics, political science, 
anthropology, sociology, geography and history. These 
disciplines enable students to analyze what makes 
humankind human, why people behave in the way they do, 
and what influences the interaction between people and 
people, people and their environment, and people and 
technology. 

It is the social studies program in the Chelmsford Public 
Schools that helps students develop the concepts related to 
the social sciences which give young people their con- 
textual base, the skills of gathering and analyzing data 
from a variety of sources, as well as the skills involved in 
valuing and solving value dilemmas. It is the social 
studies program that trains the students of today to 
become the decision-makers and citizens of tomorrow. It 
is through an articulated program that these objectives 



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can be most fully achieved. Students don't learn a concept 
at a magical age or through an isolated experience. For 
example, the concept of division of labor, an economic 
concept, is introduced to six and seven year olds in 
Chelmsford as it related to family roles and functions. 
Nine year olds examine division of labor as it relates to 
our economic system as a whole and makes possible in- 
creased production and higher levels of living. Twelve 
year olds in Chelmsford study the concept as it applies to 
other social science disciplines and other cultures, while 
thirteen and sixteen year olds examine the effect division 
of labor has had on the growth and development of the 
United States. High school students analyze how this same 
division of labor or specialization can, in fact, result in 
unemployment as technology changes and the im- 
plications of this factor on society as a whole. Social 
studies in Chelmsford is an articulated program. The 
concept cited above is only one of many that are 
developed in a similar fashion. 

In reviewing the social studies program during the year 
1974, one notes many significant events. The year was 
marked by an increasing number of students electing to 
take social studies/social science courses at Chelmsford 
High School ; courses designed to be relevant to today's 
society yet comprehensive enough to allow students to 
analyze the past and prepare themselves for their roles in 
the free society that they have inherited. In addition to the 
history and area studies courses, students were actively 
involved in economics, consumers economics, law, and 
behavioral science courses. 

The community continued to serve as a laboratory for 
many social studies classes as high school students did 
field study for their sociology courses, junior high school 
students simulated colonial living at the Old Garrison 
House, third grade students observed Chelmsford's 
history in the collection at the Barrett-Byam House, 
second grade students relived the day of an early New 
England child at the Garrison House, and fourth and fifth 
grade students observed industry and technology at work 
in visits to several local business firms. Many resource 
people from the community also visited Chelmsford 
classrooms. 

ART: 

The basic aim of the Art Department is to help each 
student see his world and himself as part of his world - 
and then to communicate his feelings in visual terms. 

At the higher elementary level and at the secondary 
level, the emphasis placed on skills and techniques in- 
creases in direct relationship to the maturation of the 
individual students. 

We try to offer all our students a variety of sensory 
experiences and a broad sampling of media. 

The new quarters at the High School have allowed many 
more students to take art courses and have permitted an 
expanded program for all interested students. 

INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA: 

During the summer of 1974 Chelmsford realized its 
dream of having library facilities in all the large 
elementary schools in Chelmsford come true. The 
collections which were housed in the cafeterias in the 
North and Center schools and the South Row School 
collection which was formerly housed in a hallway, were 
moved into classrooms transformed into libraries. Full 
time library aides operate true library programs in all the 



large elementary schools, and instruction in the use of the 
library is provided for students. The libraries in the three 
four-room schools are open to the students three hours a 
day and are supervised by library aides. A total of seven 
thousand, nine hundred items of library materials have 
been added to the elementary collections during 1974. 

Every large elementary school has a loyal cadre of 
volunteer mothers who assist library aides. This volun- 
teer program has been an ongoing effort ever since the 
inception of the elementary library program, and the 
valuable contribution of participating parents is greatly 
appreciated. 

The McFarlin library, formerly serving the seventh 
grade, has been transformed into a collection for the sixth 
grade. Many books were transferred from various library 
collections to make the libraries at the four-room schools, 
the McFarlin, and the junior high schools suitable for the 
grades now occupying these schools. In addition, new 
books were purchased for the McFarlin library, bringing 
its total collection to three thousand volumes. 

The elementary library program is administered by two 
professional librarians who are responsible for book 
selection and the development and implementation of a 
library science curriculum. The librarians have con- 
ducted for elementary library aides a series of workshops 
dealing with the maintenance and mending of books, the 
operation of audio-visual equipment, and the 
promulgation library policy and philosophy. 

The McCarthy Junior High School occupies the same 
facility that the old high school used. Its collection has 
grown to over thirty-eight hundred volumes. The Junior 
High West library, now over ten years old, has eleven 
thousand volumes. The two junior high school libraries 
are administered by two professional librarians. They 
select books and other materials for their libraries and 
give instruction and guidance to students. 

During the spring of 1974, the high school library 
collection was removed from the shelves, packed in 
boxes, and stored until the completion of the new high 
school. As soon as the Media Center at the new facility 
was accepted, the old collection was placed on the shelves. 
During the spring and summer new books arrived; and, 
as soon as possible, these were added to the collection. In 
addition to the book collection, there are periodicals, 
microfilm, microform, sound filmstrips, film, recordings 
(both tape and disc), and a vertical file. A total of five 
thousand items were added to the high school collection in 
1974. 

The Media Center, a busy place, is administered by two 
professional librarians who are assisted by two library 
aides. Student use of the Media Center continues to in- 
crease; and, as the reference and general book collections 
grow, the center is becoming a valuable resource for 
students and faculty alike. 

Chelmsford is one of the few school systems in the state 
which has a completely centralized cataloging and 
processing center that serves all the school libraries. The 
center is housed in the Media Center in the high school. All 
library materials are received there, processed, and then 
shipped to the various schools. This relieves the librarians 
and library aides of clerical duties, freeing them to give 
service to students and teachers; the materials arrive in 
the libraries ready for immediate circulation. A total of 
18,051 books and other library materials have been 
cataloged and processed at the center during 1974. There 
are stored at the center many audio-visual software items 



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which are shared system-wide and shipped to the various 
schools upon requests by teachers. This procedure avoids 
duplication of materials and makes it possible to have a 
greater variety of materials for use in the schools. 

Cooperation between the town libraries and the school 
libraries continues. The Adams Library is supplying 
interlibrary loan service to the high school students. The 
union catalog housed at the Adams Library is periodically 
supplied with titles of materials being added to school 
libraries. 

The Media Technician spent a busy year repairing 
audio-visual equipment, system-wide. The project which 
has occupied much of his time is the dismantling of the 
television studio at the old high school and re-installation 
of the equipment in the new building. During the summer, 
all audio-visual equipment in every school in Chelmsford 
was inspected by the technician and repairs were effected 
if needed. 

For the first time, the two major centers for non-print 
media production - the Instructional Media Center and 
the High School Television Studio - are both located in the 
new Chelmsford High School. This consolidation has 
facilitated the cooperative efforts of the IMC and high 
school media staff. The graphic artist/media production 
specialist and the media aide in particular have spent 
many hours in schools throughout the system, helping 
teachers and students produce original curriculum- 
oriented slide tapes, audio tapes, videotapes, and films. 

KINDERGARTEN: 

Chelmsford Public Schools opened its doors to kin- 
dergarten pupils for the first time in September, 1974. 
Developing the kindergarten curriculum required that we 
establish a clearly stated philosophy for the program, 
develop its broad goals, and define its immediate ob- 
jectives. Members of the kindergarten staff and ad- 
ministrators in whose buildings the program would be 
implemented attended kindergarten institutes conducted 
by the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study, Tufts 
University, and by the Early Childhood Department of 
Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania. They also 
enrolled in an in-service training institute during the 
current school year. These preparatory and in-service 
involvements were considered essential because the key 
to a dynamic program for kindergarten children is a 
creative, resourceful teacher, who is acquainted with 
recent developments in early childhood education. As the 
kindergarten program evolves, the importance of actively 
involving parents, teacher-aides, and other adults in its 
operation is becoming increasingly clear. 

The significant experiences planned for and by the 
children are organized in units of work, centers of in- 
terest, group studies, or in other flexible patterns that 
permit and encourage individual initiative and creativity. 
Varied organizational patterns afford children the op- 
portunity to work singly, in small groups, or occasionally, 
in large groups. It is generally understood that no two 
children will profit to the same degree from any given 
experience; however, experiences with basic concepts 
and skills reoccur in a variety of formal and informal 
experiences so that learning becomes incremental. This 
kind of teaching does not simply emerge; it must be 
planned. 

CHAPTER 766: 

This new law, which became effective in September, 
provides for improved diagnosis of the educational needs 



of children, ages 3 through 21, and for the development of 
special programs to meet these needs. The intent of the 
law is to provide educational programs which will, insofar 
as is possible, move children with special needs into the 
mainstream of school life and equip them with the tools 
and skills which will permit them to succeed in their 
school experiences. 



In general, referrals of students with special needs are 
made by teachers or parents, with educational program 
enrollment subject to approval by teacher specialists, 
principals, and parents. All cases of physical disabilities 
were approved by a physician and the school nurse. 
Referral of children who seemed to need special 
assistance and support due to perceptual development 
difficulties, behavioral problems, speech problems, or 
general learning problems were reviewed by a team of 
professionals known as a Core Evaluation Team. 

As of December 31, a total of 986 (10.24%) Chelmsford 
school children were receiving supportive services within 
the Chelmsford School System. Types of support included 
the following: 



Pre-School Programs 

Modified Programs 

Programs up to 25% 

Programs 25% to 60% 

Substantially separate 

Special Needs Day School Program 

Home of Hospital Programs 

Parent-Child Instructional Program 

Diagnostic Programs 

Career Skills Programs 



5 

112 

754 

67 

14 

25 

2 

3 

1 

3_ 

986 



The Town pays the cost of tuition and transportation for 
those children who need the specialized services available 
in day or residential schools outside of the community. 
Such schools must be approved by the State Department 
of Education. In some cases, transportation and tuition 
are paid by the State under what is known as "the grand- 
father clause." 

The Chelmsford School Committee continues to give 
much time and thought to demands made upon its schools 
by Chapter 766, and to the possible limitations that public 
schools may eventually be forced to place upon services to 
children. Consequently, all programs of Special 
Education Services are closely monitored to the degree 
that time and available personnel permit. 



SCHOOL TESTING: 

Chelmsford's testing program is comprised of the 
following facts: 

1) The annual administering of standardized tests of 
achievement, mental ability, and aptitude to all 
pupils at selected grade levels as a means of 
providing gross data relative to national norms. 

2) The conducting of small group diagnostic testing 
to assess learning styles of children and teacher- 
pupil-parent expectations. 

3) The individual testing of referred children to 
provide data relating to the special needs of certain 
children and their eligibility for special services. 



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The 1974-75 test schedule is as follows: 

Kindergarten: Discretionary testing as needs develop, 
including screening of children for 
special needs. Murphy Durrell Reading 
Readiness Analysis administered 
during the 8th month of Kindergarten. 

Grade 1: Science Research Association (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. Primary 1-2 Level. 

Grade 2: Science Research Association (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. Short Test of 
Educational Ability (SRA). 

Grade 3: Science Research Associates (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. 

Grade 4: Science Research Associates (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. Short Test of 
Educational Ability (SRA). 

Grade 5: Science Research Associates (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. 

Grade 6: Science Research Associates (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. Short Test of 
Educational Ability (SRA). 

Grade 6: Pimsleur Foreign Language Aptitude 

Test. 

SECONDARY TESTING PROGRAM: 
Grade 7: Science Research Associates (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. 

Grade 8: Science Research Associates (SRA) 

Assessment Survey. 

Grade 8: Differential Aptitude Test Form L-M. 

Grade 9: Science Research Associates Iowa Test 

of Educational Development. 

Grade 10: School and College Ability Test 

(SCAT). 

Grade 11: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test 

and the National Merit Scholarship 
Qualifying Test. 

Grade 11: College Entrance Examination Board. 

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). College 
Entrance Examination Board, 
Achievement Tests. 

Grade 12: General Aptitude Test Battery 

(GATB). This test is administered by 
the Division of Employment Security 
when referred by a School Counselor or 
requested by a student. 

Grade 12: College Entrance Examination Board, 

Scholastic Aptitude Test, Achievement 
Tests. These tests are administered 
during: November, December, 
January, February and April. 



DIFFERENTIAL STAFFING, a concept of organization 
that seeks to make better use of educational personnel, 
offers the promise of additional resources for program 
improvement and the assistance of individual students. It 



is designed to complement, not supplement, the 
professional staff. Differential staffing takes many forms: 
instructional assistants; paid classroom aides; paid 
school aides assisting in the cafeteria, offices, and on the 
playground; para professionals in the instructional media 
services; student teachers; high school teacher cadets; 
parent volunteers and citizens serving as ad hoc resource 
persons. The administration has been asked to study 
further the joint report on this teaching technique recently 
submitted by the Chelmsford Teachers' Association and 
the school administrators. 

MODIFIED OPEN ENROLLMENT POLICY: 

This year the School Committee approved a modified 
open enrollment policy in order to provide parents with 
the opportunity to enroll their children in an elementary 
school outside their school attendance district when, in 
their opinion, such a move would best meet the needs of 
the individual child. Twenty-five children were tran- 
sferred to schools outside of their attendance district 
under this policy in 1974. 



SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM: 

Despite federal and state funding, Chelmsford's School 
Lunch Program ran a deficit of $26,618.00 for the 1973-74 
school year. The total number of meals served to students 
was 774,505. Cafeteria receipts for the school lunch ending 
June 30, 1974, were $337,658. State and federal aid for the 
same period were $521,696. The primary factors which 
forced the program to operate at a deficit were the rise in 
labor and food costs and a decrease in the allocation of 
federal commodities. In an attempt to offset the deficit, 
the price of type A lunches for students was increased. 

ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM: 

The adult education program offers all Chelmsford 
citizens the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning 
experiences and to acquire technical and professional 
skills. This year 526 adults enrolled in twenty-six courses. 

Although there inevitably remain unmet needs and 
areas of concern, the accomplishments of our schools, 
through the cooperative efforts of community members 
and town departments, have been many and significant. 
The town's unanimity of purpose in striving to provide 
quality education for all students, and the willingness of 
our townspeople and parents to work unstintingly toward 
this goal are most gratifying to the School Committee and 
school staff. Parents' response to the schools' invitation to 
perform volunteer services and to serve on study com- 
mittees has been particularly gratifying. 

In grateful recognition for long years of dedicated, 
valuable service to the youth and citizens of the town, 
School Committee members, administration, colleagues, 
and citizens alike honored the retirement of the following 
employees. 

Coordinator, Reading 

Teacher and Dept. Head, 

High School 

Librarian, High School 

Coordinator, Physical Education 

and Athletics 

Custodian 

Teacher, High School 

Teacher, Center School 

Teacher, Music 

Principal, Center School 

Teacher, Center School 



Miss Alice Comer 
Mr. John Dunigan 

Mrs. Helen Dutton 
Mr. Thomas Eck 

Mr. John A. Hartley 
Miss Ellen Holt 
Mrs. Dorothy Janocha 
Miss Olive Littlehale 
Mr. E. Carl Parmenter 
Miss Ebba Peterson 



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Mrs. Mary Priest 

Mrs. M. Theresa Tarrant 

Mrs. Thelma Welch 



Teacher, North School 

Teacher, Highland School 

Teacher, North School 



It is the sincere wish of the School Committee and 
Administration that the retirees may find the years ahead 
both satisfying and rewarding. To them goes our deep 
appreciation for having contributed so much to so many. 

Sincere thanks are once again extended to the town 
officials and boards, to the school personnel, to the 
Parent-Teacher Organizations, to the Educational Ad- 
visory Committee, and to the citizens for their cooperation 
and assistance this past year. 

The School Committee wishes to promote increased 
citizen involvement in school task forces, Advisory 



Committees, and other voluntary services and to 
strengthen communications among members of the 
educational community. 

The past year found the School Committee very in- 
volved in budget, as always, but with a greater deter- 
mination than ever to be as economical as possible 
without compromising the quality of educational offerings 
in the schools. Personnel changes, administrative 
reorganization and the impact of these changes have been 
watched closely by the Committee. The proposed budget 
for the 1975-76 school year reflects the concern of the 
School Committee with the current fiscal situation. We 
welcome your comments, your suggestions, and your 
support, and we pledge to you our best efforts. The budget 
recommended for the 1975-76 school year is contained in 
the Finance Committee's Annual Report. 



INMEMORIAM 

With the passing of Mrs. Ruth French on January 1, 
1975, Chelmsford lost a much loved and respected teacher. 
Mrs. French at the time of her death was a kindergarten 
teacher at the Center School. 



Mr. Francis Burns, Custodian at the Chelmsford High 
School, passed away on September 23, 1974. The words left 
unsaid would have described an enthusiastic, generous, 
vibrant person whose capabilities were recognized by all 
who knew him. 



CHELMSFORD SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
STUDENT ENROLLMENT 



hate October 1, 1974 



SCHOOL 


K 


GRADE 

1 


GPADE 
2 


GRADE 
3 


GRADE 


GRADE 
5 


GRADE 

6 


GRADE 
7 


GRADE 
8 


GRADE 

9 


GRADE 
10 


GRADE 
11 


GRADE 
12 


SP. 
ED. 


TOTAL 


BYAM 


118 


125 


130 


116 


130 


137 


















756 


CENTER 


85 


107 


99 


102 


120 


77 
















6 


5S6 


HARRINGTON 


123 


117 


135 


154 


159 


63 


















751 


NORTH 


124 


117 


132 


125 


124 




















622 


SOUTH ROW 


105 


89 


93 


122 


107 


56 
















24 


595 


WESTLANDS 


127 


127 


128 


127 


136 


136 


















781 


EAST 












126 


















125 


HIGHLAND 












123 


















123 


QUESSY 












112 


















112 


McFARLIN 














835 














2 


837 


EAST 
JR. HIGH 
















494 


435 


418 










1347 


WEST 
JR. HIGH 
















331 


366 


325 








18 


1040 


HIGH 






















700 


683 


557 




1940 


































TOTALS 


682 


682 


717 


746 


776 


830 


835 


825 


801 


743 


700 


683 


557 


50 


9527 



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SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 



James A. Sullivan, Chairman 
Harry McKeon 
Richard C. Miller 
Louis H. Murray 
Robert M. Sexton, Jr. 
Vice Chairman 
* School Committee Representative 



Carol C. eleven* 
Carol A. Decarolis 
Anthony DeProfio 
Paul Krenitsky 



The primary concern of the Chelmsford School Building 
Committee during the year 1974 was the completion of the 
new high school on Richardson Road. 

The original completion date of March 30th was not met 
by the general contractor, E. C. Blanchard Co. and a new 
date was set. During the winter and spring the committee 
wrestled with numerous problems concerning the con- 
struction of the building at their weekly meetings. Ad- 
ditional clerks of the works were hired to assist the field 
representative, Mark Kiley. The Committee gave final 
reviews to equipment lists completed by the school ad- 
ministration. The equipment consultant, Dawson & Sch- 
midt Associates, opened the bids on the first phase of 
bidding on January 30th. During the long winter and 
spring months the subsequent phases of equipment were 
put out for bids and bids were awarded. 

In July the Committee reversed it's previous decision 
and agreed to accept sections of the building as partially 
complete so that the equipment could be moved in. Prior 
to this, equipment was stored in the gym at the old High 
School and at a commercial warehouse. It was a 
tremendous job getting all the equipment delivered to the 
site and secured in place. 

In August the starting date of school was delayed again 
by the slow moving contractor and even though the 
Committee met 2-3 times some weeks things looked bleak. 
On September 12th it was reported that the sewerage 
treatment plant, the stairwells, and the kitchen were not 
ready for use. However, by September 18th the Sewerage 
plant was approved although not fully completed and the 
school doors finally opened on September 23, 1974! 

On November 24th the general public was invited to 
attend the dedication of the school and an open house. 
Approximately 2000 people attended the ceremonies and 
the building was enthusiastically received. John 
Whitehead from the architectural firm of Day and Zim- 
mermann presented an award for the school from the 
American Association of School Administrators, who in 
conjunction with the American Institute of Architects, has 
selected the design of Chelmsford High School to be 
displayed at Dallas, Texas in February, 1975. 

Mr. Whitehead also remarked, "that never in any of the 
more than 500 schools that Day and Zimmermann has 
designed has any committee become more deeply in- 
volved and a large part of the dramatic cost savings in 
this project are certainly due to those efforts." 

The awards for the winners of the time capsule contest 
held in April were also presented at the November 24th 
ceremonies. The ceremonies also were video-taped by the 
high school audio-visual department and this video tape 
along with many other significant items were placed in 
the capsule. This capsule was sealed in the cornerstone of 
the school early in December and it will be opened 100 
years from now in the 2074. 



Many items remain to be finished in the new school and 
the committee continues to direct itself to these matters. 

It appears that the final cost of the new high school will 
be $9,417,000. 

It must be remembered that payment for the high 
school comes from two sources, The Town of Chelmsford 
and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Town pays 
35% principle and interest, while the Commonwealth 
supports 65% principle and interest. The Com- 
monwealth's share is returned to the Town by way of the 
"Cherry Sheet". 

During construction the Town Treasurer has invested in 
Municipal and Federal short term bonds, the money 
borrowed for construction, thus creating, over the course 
of the project, and added income of about $600,000. 



During the year the committee completed work on the 
Westlands School and it was turned over to the School 
Committee in May, 1974. The Harrington, Byam, and 
Junior High West are still under the jurisdiction of the 
building committee. 



NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL 
HIGH SCHOOL - DISTRICT COMMITTEE 




NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH 
SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE (1 to r) 
Percy Daley; Lincoln Kraeuter; James Harring- 
ton; Louis Kelley; Russell Kneeland; Thomas 
Lafionatis; Augustine Kish, Chairman; Bern- 
holdt Nystrom; Jay Knox; Mrs. Charlotte 
Scott. 

1974 was another growth year for the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School. Two new departments were added 
to the offerings of the school, and they are, "Culinary 
Arts" and "Painting and Decorating." The school 
originally opened with eight departments and a potential 
enrollment of 490 students; and in five years it has ex- 
panded to fifteen departments, with a potential 
enrollment in excess of 700 students. The additional 
departments are providing a broader base of Oc- 
cupational Education selection and training for the youth 
of our communities. 

Day Offerings 

Auto Body 

Automotive 

Commercial Art & Industrial Photography 

Community Service Aide 



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Culinary Arts 

Data Processing & Business Machines 

Drafting 

Electrical 

Electronics 

Graphic Arts 

Painting & Decorating 

Machine 

Metal Fabrication 

Mill & House Carpentry 

Plumbing & Heating 

Adult Education 

Our Adult Education Program continues to draw great 
numbers of applicants with applications running in the 
1600-1700 range. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate 
1000 students. The broad range of Adult Education 
follows: 

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Introductory 
Auto Body - Advanced - Introductory - Antique 
Automotive Technology - Women 
Beginning Sewing - Advanced 
Business Machine Maintenance 
Carpentry - Related 
Creative Crewel 

Data Processing - Introductory - Advanced 
Electrical Code 
Electronics 
English 
Fly Tying 
Gourmet Cooking 
Home Appliance Repair 
Health Services Aid 
Mathematics 
Ornamental Horticulture & Floral Arranging 

Introductory 
Ornamental Sheet Metal 
Physical Fitness - Men - Women 
Painting & Decorating & Refinishing 
Photography - Advanced 
Plumbing & Heating Code 
Printing & Graphics Arts 
School Bus Driving 
Small Gasoline Engine Repair 



Sheet Metal 
Typing 



Woodworking 
Welding 



Introductory - Advanced 



Special Needs 
In order to start the implementation of Chapter 766 
(Special Needs) the District Committee has hired an Area 
Coordinator, with Federal Grant monies, to structure our 
special needs program in accordance with State laws. In 
addition to the special needs package the Coordinator will 
develop alternative means of providing Occupational 
Education in the four towns. 

Other Programs 

Our other existing programs have progressed according 
to plan and enrollment. 

Library 

Our library has now grown to the point where our Mill 
House had to build new stacks for the necessary additional 
books. The State requirements for our library needs 
changed after the initial library was approved therby 
necessitating some expansion. 

Data Processing 

Our Data Processing Department has expanded its 
services to our four towns, which services are a positive 
by-product of having a Data Processing as an in- 
structional department. 

Interact 

A very new dimension for Nashoba Tech this year has 
been a program that provides a link between our school 
and the local Community College in Burlington. This idea 
started with Nashoba Tech and the College sometime ago, 
and is now being implemented statewide. 

We provide specialized instruction, after school, to 
some students from the College with the College paying all 
expenses, i.e., salaries, materials, prorated utilities, etc. 
We in turn have the opportunity to send selected Seniors 
from our school to the College for special and advanced 
courses, not available in our curriculum. Our Seniors, 
while attending such courses, will receive college credits 
from the Community College, as well as credits at our 
school. It is a very exciting and beneficial program, and 
we are watching this "Interact" with great expectations. 



Tentative Budget (July 1, 1975 • 


June 30, 1976) 








January 23, 1975 


Operating & Maint. Budget 


Budget 
' 74-75 


Tent. Budget 
1975-1976 


Chelmsford 
(45.49) 


Groton 
( 9.31) 


Littleton 
(10.69) 


Westford 




(34.51) 


1000 Administration 


96,906 


101,606 


46,220 


9,460 


10,862 


35,064 


2000 Instruction 


976,290 


1,036,114 


471,328 


96,462 


110,761 


357,563 


3000 School Services 


152,109 


177,825 


80,894 


16,555 


19,009 


61,367 


4000 Operation of Plant 


163,476 


177,400 


80,699 


16,516 


18,964 


61,221 


5000 Fixed Charges 


75.406 


84.810 


38.580 


7,896 


9,066 


29,268 


Total 


1,464,187 


1,577,755 


717,721 


146,889 


168,662 


544,483 


6000 Community Services 


13,721 


14,600 


6,642 


1,359 


1,561 


5,038 








(58.30%) 


( 8.04%) 


(10.70%) 


(22.96%) 


7000 Equipment 


40,099 


24,030 


14,010 


1,932 


2,571 


5,517 


8000 Debt Retirement-Serv. 


310,600 


302,375 


176,285 


24,311 


32,354 


69,425 








(54.36%) 


( 7.22%) 


(13.77%) 


(24.65%) 


9000 Adult Ed. 


35.950 


38.350 


20.847 


2.769 


5.281 


9,453 


Grand Total Budget 


1,864,557 


1,957,110 


935,505 


177,260 


210,429 


633,916 


Less: Estimated Reimbursement: 


:: 












Operating 


(751,639) 


(661,000) 


(300,690) 


(61,539) 


(70,660) 


(228,111) 


Capital 


(133,461) 


(133,000) 


( 77,539) 


(10,693) 


(14,231) 


( 30,537) 


Adult Ed. 


( 8.699) 


( 6.000) 


( 3.262) 


( 433) 


( 826) 


( 1.479) 


Total Reductions (Est.) 


(893,799) 


(800.000) 


(381.491) 


(72.665) 


(85.717) 


(260,127) 


Assessments to Towns 


970,758 


1,157,110 


554,014 


104,595 


124,712 


373,789 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Police Matrons 




POLICE CHIEF, Robert E. Germann 



I herein respectfully submit for your information and 
review, the Annual Report of the Police Department for 
the Fiscal Year 1974. 

At the present time the department is made up of 47 
permanent men. 

Chief of Police 
Robert E. Germann 

Captain 
Richard E. Campbell 



Leslie H. Adams Jr. 
Armand J. Caron 
Walter E. Edwards, 



Sergeants 



Jr. 



Pennryn D. Fitts 
William R. McAllister 
Raymond P. McKeon 



Patrolmen 



Richard A. Adams 
Edgar L. Auger 
Robert I. Auger 
John J. Bell 
Mark L. Burlamachi 
Steve A. Burns 
John P. Campbell 
Patrick W. Daley 
Frederick C. Dillon 
John J. Donovan 
Kenneth R. Duane 
Blair J. Finnegan 
Barnard L. George 
James C. Greska 
Charles H. Hadley 
John G. Harrington 
Edwin P. Hodgson 
Robert C. Howe 
James J. Kerrigan 



Ronald A Leach 

Roland E.Lins tad 

Russell H.Lins tad 

John J. Mack, Jr. 

Raymond G. McCusker, Jr. 

Henry R.McEnany 

James F. Midgley 

Philip N.Molleur 

Thomas A. Niemaszyk 

JohnE. Redican, Jr. 

Edward C. Rooney 

Richard A. Simpson 

JohnB. Sousa 

Robert J. Trudel 

Howard R. Ubele 

Daniel J. Walsh 

Eugene W.Walsh 

John O.Walsh 

William R. Walsh 



Intermittent Policewoman 

Christina N. Park 

Intermittent Policemen 
John R. St. Germain William H. Strobel 



Grace Auger 
Nora Clifford 



Joan Dillon 



Mary Long 
Emily Peake 



School Traffic Supervisors 

Karen Flynn George Marinel 



Secretary 
Louise A. Pigeon 



Clerk 

Nora F.Clifford 



This year we added five new men to our department. 
This gave us an additional 4 PM to 12 AM shift and also an 
8 PM to 4 AM shift. This coverage was needed as we were 
able to assign the 4 PM to 12 AM shift to cover our schools, 
parks and special assignments along with the regular 
patrol in the district. With the 8 PM to 4 AM shift we were 
able to reduce the territory which was covered by 3 
patrols that are now covered by 4 patrols. In this way we 
have been able to respond in less time to calls and thereby 
provide better service to the town. 

We have also added an additional Sergeant to our staff 
who is assigned to street duty thereby giving us a 
supervisor on the road for late nights which we did not 
have before, as only one Sergeant was assigned late nights 
and he had to be in charge of the station and also to 
supervise on the road, which did not give us sufficient 
supervision on this shift. 

We now have ten mobile units. We have six marked 
cruisers. Three unmarked cruisers and our safety car. 

While patrolling the highways and roads of our town the 
mobile units covered over 389,521 miles. 

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and ap- 
preciation to the Bournival Chrysler Company of Lowell 
for donating our safety car. 

On December 8th this year we held an open house at the 
Police Station. This was to give the people the pleasure of 
seeing our new addition to the station and to observe some 
of the operations of their station. I would like to take this 
opportunity to thank the Board of Selectmen, the Finance 
Committee, the Building Committee and the people of the 
Town of Chelmsford for making this new addition 
possible. 



ARRESTS 



Crimes Against Persons 
Crimes Against Property 
Crimes Against Public Order 



1973 
36 

61 
1,530 



1974 
59 
65 

1,326 



DISPOSITIONS OF CASES - 1974 



Fined 


870 


Placed on Probation 


46 


Suspended Sentence 


12 


Placed on File 


41 


Not Guilty 


12 


Dismissed 


17 


Ordered to Pay 


19 


Sentenced to MCI - Concord 


1 


Committed to Youth Service Board 


4 


Turned over to out of town Police Departments 




and Courts 


110 


Cases Continued without a finding 


49 


Cases Pending and Continued in the Courts 


269 



84 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 





1973 


1974 


Calls answered by cruisers 


10,601 


12,454 


Summonses Served 


1,604 


1,707 


Licenses Suspended 


126 


110 


Accidents Reported 


925 


839 


Personal Injuries Claimed 


376 


278 


Fatal Accidents 


8 


5 


Mileage of Cruisers 


372,437 


389,521 


Special Property Checks 


2,757 


2,832 


Station Lockups 


839 


646 


Citations Issued 


1,688 


1,565 


Parking Violations 


477 


523 


Doors and Windows found open 


215 


127 


Detoxification Unit 


145 


372 


RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO THE TOWN 




1973 


1974 


Photocopying Machine 


$2,144.50 


$1,862.00 


Firearm Permits 


2,953.00 


2,661.00 


Bicycle Registrations 




25.25 


Firearm Identification Cards 


354.00 


476.00 


Court Fines 


3,782.55 


1,052.70 


Photographs 


460.00 


440.00 


Auctioned Property 


105.00 


358.75 


Detail Account Service Charge 




2,664.80 



Education and training are still foremost within the 
department. At this time we have six men attending 
Northeastern University. 

Other training courses that our personnel have attended 
in 1974: 

Police Photographers Seminar 2 men 

Advanced Leaps Training for Teletype Operators 2 men 

Emergency Medical Training Course - 80 hours 3 men 

Bomb Recognition and Identification Seminar 2 men 
Police Recording System and Uniform Crime 

Reporting 2 men 

Attorney General's Seminar on Controlled 

Substance and Search and Seizure 17 men 

Teletype Operator School 5 men 



Bernard LaJoie for the donation of the truck, and to the 
instructors and students of the Nashoba Tech Paint Shop 
for the donation of their time and skills. 



Director 

Sgt. Walter W. Edwards, 



Coordinator 

Sgt. Basil Larkinf Ret.) 



Emil J. Aberizk 
Robert Abreu 
Lloyd Anstey 
Kenneth Berger 
George Brown 
Roger Clermont 
Lance Cunningham 
John Daughraty 
Paul Dean 
Douglas Drobnis 
Leroy Fielding 
Leo Flanagan 
Roger Gregoire 
John Hartnet, Jr. 
William Keenan 



Roster 



Robert Loyd 

Frederick Meehan 

Manuel Mello 

Vernon Morris 

Edward Norton 

Bruce Pemberton 

Thomas Peterson 

James Quinn 

David Ramsay 

George Roscoe 

Nicholas Stratis 

Jeffrey Taylor 

Alphe Tremblay 

Raymond Tremblay 

Clifford Varnum, Deputy 



In conclusion, I would like to offer my sincere ap- 
preciation and thanks to the various officials and 
department heads, The Captain, Sergeants, Patrolmen 
and the citizens of the town for their continued help and 
co-operation. Because of their combined efforts I am sure 
Chelmsford is a better and safer place in which to work 
and to live. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Robert E. Germann 
Chief of Police 



POLICE BUILDING COMMITTEE 



AUXILIARY POLICE DEPARTMENT 

In 1974, The Chelmsford Auxiliary Police served the 
town on fourteen occasions. These included various walk- 
a-thons, parades, Halloween and a hunt for a lost child. 
During the summer vacation months 2,832 house checks 
were made on a regular basis by the men of this unit. 
Together with the fourteen callouts, a total of 1,642 
manhours were donated to the town by the men of the 
Auxiliary Police. 

The training program for 1974 continued with the em- 
phasis on police procedures, traffic control, firearms, 
radio communications and basic law. 2,560 manhours 
were logged in this training program. This made a total of 
4,202 manhours donated by the Chelmsford Auxiliary 
Police to the town. 

We are very proud of the Emergency Mobile Unit which 
became operational this year. More than 1,000 manhours 
were spent rebuilding this truck into an emergency unit. 
We would like to thank the many people and merchants 
that donated the various parts and skills that made this 
possible. Without them, the cost would have made the 
reconstruction impossible. A special thanks goes to Mr. 



After overcoming the difficulties encountered during 
1973 in obtaining steel bracing, construction resumed 
unimpeded, with the Cornerstone Laying Ceremony and 
Open House Celebration held on Sunday afternoon, 
December 8, 1974. 



The new addition has double the size of our Police 
facilities and has been planned to adequately serve the 
town's potential requirements for the next twenty years. 
We are pleased to report that at the present time, 
Chelmsford has one of the most efficiently functioning and 
most modern Police facilities in the Merrimack Valley. 

In conclusion, we would like to thank all those who 
helped with the Police Station Addition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Paul LaHaise, - Chairman 

Peter J. McHugh Jr., Clerk 

Robert Germann 

Barnard George 

John Kelly 



85 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit my report of the Fire Department for 
the year ending December 31, 1974. 

Again this year the Fire Department hit a record high in 
responses but the actual loss by fire was the lowest it has 
been in the past decade. The increase was mainly caused 
by legislation allowing open burning for the period of 
March 15 - April 15. The law also allows for open burning 
again this year from March 15 - April 15 in accordance 
with a permit issuec by the Fire Department under the 
provisions of Section 13 of Chapter 48 of the General Laws. 
Our most serious fires this year have resulted from im- 
proper installation and use of wood-burning stoves and of 
neglected fireplaces 

An "Act to Insure High Quality Emergency Medical 
Care Through Regulation" adopted by the Department of 
Public Health in accordance with provisions of Chapter 
948 of the Acts of 1973 are now being incorporated within 
the department as several members of the department 
are presently taking the Emergency Medical Trainee 
course at two Lowell hospitals. Two fire fighters, Donald 
Weber and Joseph Staveley, have already successfully 
completed the course. They have passed the national 
exams and have teen awarded their certificate as 
emergency medical technicians. 

Due to the economy, the Bournival-Chrysler Co., Inc. 
was unable to continue to provide us with a courtesy car 
for use in fire prevention. However, we were most for- 
tunate to obtain a 1974 sedan through the courtesy of 
Hallissey Chevrolet, Inc. thus enabling us to continue our 
fire prevention program. 

For 1975 the Department recommends that a new 1000 
G.P.M. pumper be purchased. There are five pumping 
engines in the department. In continuing our rotation plan 
of replacing one pumper every five years, we will always 
have modern equipment without putting a burden on the 
tax rate. 

It is our hope that articles submitted for appropriation 
for the construction of a fire station on land purchased for 
that purpose on Riverneck Road in the East section of 
town be acted upon favorably at the annual town meeting. 



I would like to congratulate and thank the men of the 
department for continuing to maintain the high standard 
of courage and ability that have always been shown in the 
past. 

I wish to express my thanks to all town officials and 
employees for the excellent cooperation given to the fire 
department during the past year. 

Respectfully Submitted, 



Frederick H. Reid 
Fire Chief 



Fire Chief 
Frederick H. Reid 



Deputy Fire Chief 
Edward G. Quinn 



Clerk 

Mary Ann Koulas 



Captains 

Robert C. Spaulding 
Charles S. Galloway, Jr. Allen C. Mello 

James M. Spinney William H. Thayer 



Privates 



Thomas P. Miskell 
Arthur G. Anderson 
Bertrand E. Dixon, Jr. 
Charles Ferreira 
Edward J. McGovern 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore 
Jack D. Hadley 
Harvey M. Miller 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert R. Gagnon 
Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 
Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 
Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
Donald A. Drew 
James T. Cutter 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Richard P. O'Neil 
Robert L. Hughes 
Thomas J. Curran 
James P. Flaherty 
Joseph F. Lynch 



Paul D. Hayes 

Terrance A. Goode 

William H. Hadley 

Leo A. Martin 

Emil R. Magiera 

Philip Dube 

Ronald J. Sawicki 

Joseph E. Staveley 

John P. DePalma 

Walter F.Adley, Jr. 

Dennis Vargeletis 

Michael A. Blazonis 

Richard L. Grenon 

Ronald L. Johnson 

Wallace V. Maybury, Jr. 

William V. Cady, Jr. 

Ronald 0. Wikander 

James A. Sousa 

William F. Curran 

Daniel T. Reid 

Joseph J. Spinazola 

Michael McTeague 

Ernest J. Frobese 

James P. Curran. 



CALL FOR ASSISTANCE IN 1974 





i 




1 


c 

a. 


1 


1 

3 


3 
— ■ , 


r 




s 




3 




Accidents 








3 


2 


2 





2 


3 


1 


1 


4 


3 


21 


Brush 


1 


12 


42 


40 


25 


11 


13 


24 


9 


22 


21 


2 


222 


Building 


11 


7 


8 


9 


8 


13 


5 


5 


7 


10 


5 


16 


104 


Dump 











2 





1 




















3 


False - Malicious 


2 


1 


1 


3 


3 


8 


10 


5 


4 


10 


5 


6 


58 


False - Accidental 


4 


2 


4 


2 


5 





3 


2 


8 


3 


6 


1 


40 


Misc. 


19 


16 


22 


27 


30 


22 


11 


30 


16 


17 


16 


26 


252 


LockOut 


2 


2 


3 


1 


3 





1 


1 


1 


3 





3 


20 


First Aid 





2 


1 








1 


1 


3 


1 





2 


2 


13 


Mutual Aid 





2 


4 


1 


2 


1 


2 


1 


2 


1 


4 


4 


24 


Resuscitiitor 


6 


9 


5 


10 


8 


5 


11 


9 


13 


2 


10 


8 


96 


Vehicle 


4 


3 


3 


12 


11 


7 


5 


7 


10 


7 


13 


8 


90 


Drowning 










































Total 



49 56 96 109 97 69 64 90 72 76 86 79 



943 



86 



EAST CHELMSFORD 
FIRE STATION BUILDING COMMITTEE 



The committee met several times during the past year 
during which time preliminary cost figures for the con- 
struction of the station were received. 

These cost figures are being evaluated in preparation 
for an article to be submitted at the annual Town Meeting 
in 1975. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 

George R. Dixon 

Edward Hoyt 

Edward G. Quinn 

Frederick H.Reid 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following is a report of the Highway Department for 
the year 1974: 



Year 



1955 
1966 
1974 



No. Reg. H'way 
Employees 

21 
27 
37 



No. Reg. Waste 
Col. Employees 

3 
13 
16 



Five new streets were accepted in 1974. 

The annual Clean Up Days were conducted during the 
week of April 29 through May 3 and the Fall Clean Up 
Days were conducted the week of October 7 through 
October 11. 

In November, the City of Lowell increased their fees 
from $6.00 per ton to $13.00 per ton for use of the Lowell 
Incinerator. 

The recycling program that was implemented by the 
Highway Department in January 1973 has been continued. 
Papers are collected on a monthly basis. 

The Chapter 90 maintenance project consisted of the 
installation of a bituminous concrete top course on Con- 
cord Road, a distance of 2500 feet. 

The Chapter 90 Construction project was continued on 
Acton Road. The project started at Sleigh Road and 
proceeded to Elm Street. The work in this area included 
roadway excavation, the installation of 1030 feet of R.C. 
pipe, five manholes, 11 catch basins, placing of 12" of 
gravel borrow, fine grading, and the placing of 3" 
bituminous concrete black base course. In the Spring, an 
additional two courses of bituminous concrete will be 
added to the black base course to complete the roadway 
surface. Also, the area will be cleaned, shoulders of the 
road graded and lawns loamed and seeded. The Town can 
then proceed to have the sidewalks installed. 



Drainage projects included the following: 
Brian Road - 376 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 

Pine Hill Road - 42 feet 8" aluminum pipe installed. 

Dalton Road - 97 feet 8" asphalt coated pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 



Linden Street 
Graniteville Road 

School Street 

McFarlin Road 

Porter Rd. & 
Ruthellen road 

Billerica Road 

Garrison Road 

Dunstable Road 
North Road 
Westford Street 

School Street 

Buckman Drive 
Parker Road 
Old Westford Road 
Colonial Terrace 



- 545 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 4 catch basins installed. 

- 1014 feet 12" steel pipe, 8 catch basins installed. 28 feet 
R.C. pipe, 2 catch basins installed. 

• 305 feet 12" coated and paved pipe. 2 catch basins in- 
stalled. 

- 200 feet 12" asphalt coated and paved pipe, 1 catch basin 
installed. 

-278 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 3 catch basins installed. 164 feet of 
road hot topped. 



- 357 feet 18" x 11" pipe arch installed. 

- 62 feet 43" x 27" steel pipe (coated and paved) installed. 
Stone headers built. 

- 74 feet aluminum pipe, 1 manhole installed. 

- 172 feet 12" aluminum pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 

- 84 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 35 feet 24" 
asphalt coated and paved pipe, 1 manhole installed. 100 
feet 12" R.C. pipe cleaned and replaced. 

- 31 feet 12" coated and paved pipe installed to replace 
broken pipe. 

- 150 feet 18" aluminum pipe installed. 

- 164 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 1 catch basin installed. 
92 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 2 catch basins installed. 
Cleaned and replaced 80 feet 10" pipe. 



Bituminous concrete sidewalks were installed on School 
Street, from Graniteville Road to Main Street, a distance 
of 2451 feet. 

New equipment purchased for the Highway Department 
include the following: One 3/4 ton pickup truck; one truck 
cab and chassis, and two snow plows. 

The usual oiling of streets, including mix-in-places, 
brush cutting, replacing and installing and making of 
street signs, painting of traffic lines, cleaning catch 
basins, rebuilding and repairing sunken catch basins, 
sanding, snow plowing and snow removal, drainage and 
general maintenance was performed throughout the year. 

I wish to thank the townspeople for their kind con- 
sideration and cooperation and the Police Department for 
notifying the department of dangerous conditions on the 
roads during the winter months. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis Rondeau 
Superintendent of Streets 



87 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



Paul F. McCarthy 



Board Of Health 

Peter Dulchinos, Chairman 



PaulJ. Canniff, D.D. 



Health Department Personnel 

Director of Public Health Senior Clerk 

THOMAS W. MORRIS, R.S. BARBARA A. KORSAK 



TB Testing of Food-Handlers' was dropped due to the 
recommendations of the State, some 591, TB Tests were 
done on school personnel, bus drivers and school children. 

With the cooperation of school nurses and Dr. Blech- 
man, Board of Health Physician, the following im- 
munizations were given: 



Board of Health Physician 
BENJAMIN BLECHMAN, M.D. 

Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 
WILLIAM H. SHEDD 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector, 

Civil Service 

Richard M. Kelly 

Water Pollution Control 

In 1974 the Water Pollution Abatement Program con- 
tinued to progress as one eating establishment and a 
country club were among 126 septic systems repaired. 

The Board of Health issued 55 sewage disposal con- 
struction permits for new homes. 

Administration and Management 

Income for various services and permits is listed below: 
Percolation tests $ 1,080.00 

Sewage Disposal Construction Permits 1,810.00 

Plumbing Permits (96) 900.00 

Miscellaneous Permits & Trailer Park Fees 12,631 .00 

A total of $16,421.00 was realized. 

Public Health 

During 1974, the Board of Health Nurse began attending 
monthly Board of Health Meetings in order to report her 
activities and received feedback from the Members. 

Her duties included the usual state required follow-up 
on persons exposed to TB, persons having had com- 
municable diseases and persons having premature in- 
fants. The Board of Health helped in the payment of a 
hospital bill for one premature infant. 



SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS 




Rubella 


82 


DPT 


195 


TD 


172 


Mumps 


1359 


COMMUNICABLE DISEASE REPORTS 




Hepatitis 


4 


Salmonella 


10 


Meningitis 


2 


Encephalitis 






ELDERLY VISITS 



BLOOD PRESSURE 

(taken on monthly basis) 

PREMIES 

Payment for hospital 

LEAD TESTS 



18 

4 

1 

12 



At annual Pre-School Clinics some 52, children were 
given 78, immunizations. 

Some first in the Nurse's activities were a Lead Testing 
Clinic, Mumps immunizations in the schools and visits to 
the more or less home bound elderly. Joint efforts with the 
Council on Aging made possible the giving of 121 Flu 
immunizations at a clinic and 9, at home. 

The Board of Health condemned one dwelling as unfit 
for human habitation. Superior Court upheld this con- 
demnation and the house was razed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Peter Dulchinos, Chairman 



88 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

The following report of the activities of the Assessors Department for the year 1974 is hereby submitted: 



Motor Vehicle Excise 


Number issued 


23,624 


Excise tax abatements 


Number granted 


4,187 


Real Estate tax 


Assessments 


9,627 


R.E. tax Dec. assessment 


Assessments 


1 


Personal Property tax 


Assessments 


644 


Number of Dwellings 




8,500 


Statutory Exemptions 






Type 


Number 


Tax Abated 


Clause 41 (Elderly) 


245 


$85,592.65 


Clause 22 (Veterans) 


514 


93,591.30 


Clause 37 (Blind) 


13 


5,687.50 


Clause 17, 18 (Age, Infirmity 






Financial Condition 


74 


30,089.14 


R.E. tax abatements 


21 


6,202.95 



(Over value, Erroneous etc.) 



Town appropriations & charges 
State assessments 
County tax & hospital 
Overlay account 

Gross Am't to be raised 



RECAPITULATION 



$17,654,092.38 
199,481.39 
728,628.47 
300,000.00 



Total tax 

Amount 

Value 

Value 

Value 



S 1,119,620.38 

128,330.97 

251,935,015.00 

15,600.00 

9,495,055.00 



$ 18,882,202.25 



ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 



All revenue derived from excise tax and 

department receipts 
Total amount from state including Sales tax 

1973 Supplementary Cherry Sheet 
Transfers from available funds 
Overestimates 

Total estimated receipts and transfers 
Total to be raised by taxation 

1974 tax rate $39.00 per 1000 valuation 

Previous years tax rates 1 973 - $44.00 



$ 1,512,054.53 

5,763,419.96 

496,538.28 

904,104.98 

10,311.76 



1972 -$33.00 



$ 8,686,429.51 
10,195,772.74 

1971 -$159.00 



The Board of Assessors in 1974 experienced the loss of a 
very trusted public servant, that of Charles A. House who 
passed away on June 2nd. Because of his untimely death, 
changes had to be made in the staffing of the Assessors 
department. Claude A. Harvey, a long time part-time 
Assessor took over the reins and assumed a full-time 
position along with the chairmanship. Miss Janet Lom- 
bard was appointed by the Selectmen and the Board of 
Assessors to fill the unexpired term of Mr. House. 

Through much effort and hard work, Chelmsford was 
one of the first towns in the Commonwealth to set both the 
six month tax rate, on March 1 and the 1975 fiscal rate on 
September 1. Also due largely to the completion of the new 
mall and the new industrial plant in N. Chelmsford, our 
six-month rate was reduced by $1.00 and our 1975 rate 



reduced by $5.00 (a feat almost unheard of in today's 
economy). 

The clerical personnel has remained unchanged in 1974, 
an attribute to the efficient operation of the Assessors 
department and we hope 1975 will bring about even more 
services to the town and even more tax reductions to the 
taxpayers. We would also like at this time to thank the 
Accounting office, the Collector of Taxes and all other 
town departments for their assistance and full 
cooperation throughout the year. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 



89 



DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES 



During 1974, this Department assisted many veterans 
and their dependents in filing for VA and State Benefits. 

The fiscal year ending December 31, 1974 monetary and 
medical assistance was provided to 456 cases. 

Cash and Material Grants Account 

Year Expended 

1973 $76,120.79 

1974 98,314.23 

The following is the breakdown of 1974. 



It has now become apparent that once again in- 
formation should now be publicized, and made available 
to the townspeople, in the Annual Town Report, as to the 
future uses of these funds, and the duties of the com- 
mittee, as set forth in Article 13, of a Special Town 
Meeting held on June 30th, 1947. 



The article as voted stated that the town would "accept 
from the Chelmsford Salvage Committee the proceeds 
from sale of salvage, the same to be used as a special fund 
for the benefit of veterans of World War II, and ad- 
ministered by a committee of veterans consisting of one 
veteran from each voting precinct to be appointed by the 
Selectmen." The sum accepted was $2,929.92. Since 1947 
the funds have been invested and the present balance is 
$6,446.87. 









Cash & 


Month 


No. Cases 

21 


No. in Family 

65 


Material Grant 


January 


$ 4,294.87 


February 


33 


96 


6,821.60 


March 


40 


140 


9,885.36 


April 


16 


77 


3,630.83 


May 


39 


120 


6,860.38 


June 


41 


144 


14,722.60 


July 


22 


88 


3,989.32 


August 


35 


122 


7,638.23 


September 


48 


159 


8,857.31 


October 


52 


178 


11,248.95 


November 


52 


192 


10,350.53 


December 


57 


250 


10,014.25 


TOTAL 


456 


1631 


598,314.23 



SELECTIVE SERVICE 

The law still requires men to register with Selective 
Service at age 18 and to be classified. 

Chelmsford residents no longer must register in 
Lawrence, Massachusetts. They may avail themselves of 
the local Veterans' Services Office in our Town Hall 

Total for the year 1974 to register for Selective Service 
250. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Mary K. McAuliffe 
Registrar 



Since 1947 a number of World War II veterans have been 
assisted in the form of material grants, such as food, 
clothing, fuel, rent and medical assistance. The com- 
mittee, in the past, has favored the material grant plan 
over the cash grant plan. An annual allotment was 
established in the amount of $100.00 per veteran, so that 
assistance would be available to numerous veterans and 
their families, in time of severe economic hardship. 



In the past veterans were advised to first apply to the 
local Veterans' Benefits Agent, after which the ap- 
plication is forwarded to the committee for consideration. 
In some cases, the Veterans' Benefits Department might 
not be able to fullfil all needs of a veteran, and it was at 
this point that the Emergency Fund would assist. The 
committee has felt that this fund should be held for 
emergency cases when the normal Veterans' Benefits 
could not assist; otherwise the fund would be quickly 
depleted and no further assistance to anyone would be 
possible. 



Now that business conditions in the country, and par- 
ticularly in the Greater Lowell Area, have become so 
acutely serious, the members of the Veterans' 
Emergency Fund Committee wish to remind all veterans 
of World War II that funds for assistance are available for 
qualified applicants. If the present Veterans' Benefits 
Program cannot substantially provide the needs, an 
applicant can have his request forwarded to this com- 
mittee by the Veterans' Agent, or the applicant can 
contact a precinct representative, or the Treasurer, 
Alfred H. Coburn, and the request for assistance will be 
considered. 



The present membership of the committee, by 
precincts, follows: 



VETERANS' 
EMERGENCY FUND COMMITTEE 



For many years this committee has filed with the Board 
of Selectmen a financial report of the condition of ac- 
counts under the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Emergency 
Fund Committee. The committee has not, in recent years 
filed a written report of activities, inasmuch as periodic 
meetings were not necessary, due to the healthy economy 
of the nation. 



Precinct 1: 
Precinct 2: 
Precinct 3: 
Precinct 4: 
Precinct 5: 
Precinct 6: 
Precinct 7: 
Precinct 8: 
Precinct 9: 
Precinct 10 
Precinct 11 
Precinct 12 



George S. Archer 
Victor W. Fetro 
James J. Walker 
John J. McNulty 
George F. Waite 
Alfred H. Coburn 
Thomas A. Ennis 
Kenneth A. Cooke 
Peter J. Saulis 
Donald A. House 
Herbert T. Knutson 
Gerard A. Vaye 



90 



VETERANS' EMERGENCY FUND 
January 1st, 1974 thru December 31st, 1974 



RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Balance on Hand as of January 1st, 1974: $6,112.78 



Add Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

Interest $ 194.73 

The First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Lowell, Mass. 

Dividends 139.36 



Total Receipts $ 334.09 

Total of Balance on Hand as of January 1st, 1974 and Receipts $6,446.87 

Deduct Disbursements $ None 

Balance on Hand as of December 31st, 1974: $6,446.87 



ASSETS 

Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. $3,846.87 

On Deposit, Bank Book Number 128790 

First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Lowell, Mass. formerly Middlesex 

Cooperative Bank, Lowell, Mass. 

Ten (10) Paid-Up Shares, Certificate No. 3025 $2,000.00 

Three (3) Matured Shares, Certificate No. 2380 600.00 

Total value of Bank Shares $2,600.00 

Total Assets: $6,446.87 



LIABILITIES 



Total Liabilities $ None 



Respectfully yours, 
Alfred H. Coburn, Treasurer 



91 



BOARD OF APPEALS 

During the past year the Board of Appeals conducted 
public hearings on petition for 58 variances and/or Special 
Permits. 

Disposition of the petitions as follows: 

Variances and Special Permits Granted 34 

Variances and Special Permits Denied 20 

Variances and Special Permits Withdrawn 4 

Variances and Special Permits Pending 

The Board takes this opportunity to thank all Town 
Officials and Townspeople for their co-operation during 
the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. Robert Monaco, Chairman 

Associates* Marshall Arkin 

Carolyn Bennett Charles Higgins 

Joe Dappal Robert Kydd 

Marguerite Waldron Benedetto Varano 

•Resignation: John Kelly Jr. 



PUBLIC LIBRARIES 



Adams Library, Boston Road, 

Chelmsford Center 

Anna C. MacKay Memorial Library 

Newfield Street, North Chelmsford 



Arts and Music Department 



Circulation - 32,431 



Library Trustees 

Thomas Thorstensen, Chairman 
Audrey Carragher 
James Harrington 



Elizabeth McCarthy 

Jean Mansfield 

Roger Welch 



The highlight of 1974 was the Special Town Meeting's 
approval of funds to construct an addition to the Adams 
Library. This is noteworthy for two reasons: it represents 
the first public raising of funds in Chelmsford for the 
construction or significant improvement of library 
facilities, and it comes at a time when the need is most 
acute. Work is scheduled to begin in the Spring of '75. 
Business was up in 1974, with the libraries showing an 
increase in circulation of 6%, to 239,600; the gains were 
remarkably evenly distributed among all departments. 
On the minus side 1974 brought the retirement of Emma 
Greenwood who had been a model of hard and con- 
scientious work at this library for the past eleven years. 

Adult and Young Adult Departments Circulation- 115,783 

The integration of the adult and young adult non-fiction 
collection was completed this year and new shelving was 
purchased to accommodate the mystery, biography, 
sicence fiction and western books. The paperback 
collection was expanded by about 400% utilizing many 
generous gifts from patrons. Sunday hours also became a 
regular feature. This year, the MacKay Library was able 
to add a copy machine, record player, aquarium and 
additional shelving as well as an exterior repainting job. 



Children's Departments 



Circulation -91,386 



A fine collection of learning toys and educational 
playthings were financed for both main and branch 
libraries by the Friends of the Library, and the material 
has circulated briskly. 



Eighteen exhibits by local artists and craftsmen were 
displayed during the year. Fine wooden shelves con- 
structed by Nashoba Tech were added to the room and two 
additional record bins increased our holding capacity for 
recordings. Two tickets for the Boston Museum of Fine 
Arts were made available to us for loan by the Friends of 
the Library. 

Programs and Special Services 

2370 more people attended library programs this year 
than last, representing a 50% gain over 1973. Interlibrary 
loans totaled 435, which is more than were completed in 
the previous twelve years combined. Nursing homes 
continued to receive special weekly service and we have 
been able to place a rotating depository collection at the 
Chelmsford Arms, and a cache of paperbacks at the 
Children's Shelter. Grants were received from the 
Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities and 
the Neighborhood Youth Corps. As a founding member of 
the Lowell Area Council on Interlibrary Networks we are 
also sharing in a federal grant to the Council to operate 
WLTI (91.5 F.M.) as a public information station from 8-3 
weekdays. 

Epilog 

It has, in sum, been an enjoyable and successful year, 
made so by the enthusiasm and pride of a fine staff and 
the continuing support of our Friends and patrons. 

Statistical Report 

I Monies deposited with Town Treasurer $15,890.09 

Books acquired (included gifts) 3,726 

Records acquired 709 

Films acquired 45 

Pictures acquired 10 

New cards issued 2,655 

Periodicals subscriptions 334 

Employees (full time) 8 

Employees ( part time ) 22 

Hours open per week for service ( both libraries) 98-102 
Department Heads: Goldie Creamer (MacKay 
branch), Lillian Storey (Circulation), Bea Beaubien 
(Children's), Linda Webb (Art & Music). 

Respectfully submitted, 
DAVID J. PANCIERA, Library Director 



UBRARY BUILDING COMMITTEE 

The Library Needs Committee, after determining that a 
critical shortage of shelf space would exist at the Adams 
Library by early 1975, submitted an article for the special 
Town Meeting warrant of October 15, 1974, requesting a 
transfer from available funds of $98,000 for the con- 
struction and equipping of an addition to the southerly 
side of the Adams Library. 

The presentation by Dr. Thomas C. Thorstensen, 
chairman of the Board of Library Trustees, explained to 
the citizens at town meeting that a 60' x 40' addition on two 
levels, affording 4800 sq. ft. of additional library space, 
would be constructed under the supervision of the ad- 
ministration of Nashoba Valley Technical High School 
with the students participating in the construction. The 
article was approved by the voters. 



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The members who had served on the Library Needs 
Committee were all appointed to the Library Building 
Committee. The foundation for the addition will be con- 
structed in the spring of 1975, and it is anticipated that the 
addition will be completed in the spring of 1976. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Dr. Howard K. Moore, chairman 
Mrs. Clement McCarthy Mr. Thomas A. St. Germain 

Mrs. Cristy Pettee Dr. Thomas C. Thorstensen 



This year, like other years, has seen an increase in 
interments. We have had 113 interments in 1974. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur J. Colmer, Chairman 

Gerald L. Hardy 

Arne R. Olsen 



PARK COMMISSION 



CEMETERY COMMISSION 





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Arthur J. Colmer, Chairman 



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Gerald L. Hardy 




Arne Olsen 



CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 



George E. Baxendale, Superintendent 

The following activities report is submitted by the 
Cemetery Commissioners for the year 1974: 

Hart Pond Cemetery was the object of much activity 
this year. All roads were paved, and a general 
beautification program followed. 

Pine Ridge Cemetery has had three acres of land 
cleared. Stumps have been removed, roadways have been 
roughed out, and drainage pipes have been installed. We 
hope to be able to complete this project during the spring 
of 1975, making available to the Town's people about two 
thousand grave sites. 

All other cemeteries were cut, trimmed, and kept in 
good condition. 



Park Superintendent: Donald P. Gray 

The Park Commissioners at their spring organizational 
meeting elected Arthur L. Bennett chairman and re- 
appointed Donald P. Gray as Superintendent. 

All parks and commons were cleared of winter debris 
and lawn seed, fertilizer and loam were spread as needed. 
New shrubs and flowers were planted in the parks as well 
as various other town owned properties. 

Major area flagpoles were examined and painted. We 
appreciate the continued assistance from various people 
with the task of daily flag raisings. Flags in the Center 
were raised by the Fire Department; the flag at North 
Road and Worthen Street was raised by Captain William 
Thayer; the flag at Winship Square in West Chelmsford 
was raised by Mrs. Mark and her son; and the flag at 
Gallagher Square was raised by the Kiwanis Club. 

Following approval at Town Meeting and after 
preparing specifications and bids, construction was 
started on the new park maintenance garage located near 
the Fire Station on Old Westford Road. The facilities, with 
a section shared by the Recreation Commission, houses 
the Park Department's equipment including a new John 
Deere 830 tractor. The building was completed in Sep- 
tember and the Park Department officially vacated the 
"little brick schoolhouse" so that it may be restored as a 
historic landmark. 

In addition to caring for the Town parks, commons, and 
"squares", the Park Department has taken over most of 
the Recreation Commission's area maintenance 
responsibilities. These include the baseball fields at 
Roberts Field, Strawberry Hill, South Row recreational 
area, fields near the Southwell Combing Mills in North 
Chelmsford, and Little League fields on Chelmsford 
Street as well as the ice skating area at Roberts Field. 

The Park Commissioners have also served as depart- 
ment representatives on various Town committees such 
as the Tree Department Study Committee and the Study 
Committee on Vandalism. 



The Park Commissioners and Superintendent wish to 
thank the various Town Departments, garden clubs and 
other organizations for their continued support and 
cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Bennett, Chairman 
Ralph E. House 
J. Joan Schenk 



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RECREATION COMMISSION 



The members of the Commission were pleased with the 
results of efforts in creating new recreation facilities on 
behalf of the community. The combined efforts of other 
town boards and community volunteers were equally 
responsible for this success. We are indeed grateful for 
this cooperative effort. 

At the South Row School 4 new tennis courts were 
started and completed during the fall. Delays over the 
ownership of the adjoining property prevented our 
opening the courts earlier, but the contractor did a quality 
job and the courts will provide service to the community 
for many years. The youth size baseball field will be 
resurfaced and finally open for use during the coming 
year. 

Additional work was completed at the Robert's 
recreational property. The skating area was finished in 
the fall providing a large surface for skaters with water 
depth averaging approximately 3' for maximum safety. 
To facilitate the growing numbers of residents using this 
property throughout the year an extensive parking area 
was finished. An asphalt area enclosed with a simple 
fence will provide adequate space to keep cars off the 
road. In addition concrete steps were constructed to direct 
all foot traffic onto the property thus allowing the com- 
mission to maintain property that will be an asset to the 
neighborhood. The Park Department completed con- 
struction of its new equipment building on the Robert's 
property. Approximately 25% of the space will be 
available for use by the commission in storing its 
equipment. The remainder of the grading work at the 
Robert's property will be completed this spring thus 
opening an enlarged area for many different types of 
recreation. 



Our regular recreation programs for both boys and girls 
continued to grow Youth baseball, girls' Softball, boys' 
and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' hockey and skating 
as well as Pop Warner football were very successful not 
only in terms of the numbers of youth involved but the 
quality of the program itself. A considerable effort by 
some 500 volunteers working with the Commission 
provided what we believe are good programs We did not 
to our knowledge turn away any youth desiring to play. 
Chelmsford is one of the few communities providing this 
type of programming. The Commission again staffed a 
number of playgrounds throughout the town despite the 
lack of a water program. The junior Olympic program in 
cooperation with the Chelmsford Kiwanis was an out- 
standing success. 



The Commission will continue to provide the programs 
that we believe will offer healthful outlets for the youth of 
our community as well as expanding our recreational 
facilities for the growing demand for all residents. We 
look forward to another successful year and thank the 
board for its encouragement and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 

Alfred Woods, chairman 

Sherburne C. Appleton William A. Dempster, Jr. 

Harry Ayotte Paul Murphy 

Robert Charpentier Haworth Neild 

Evelyn Newman, 

Administrative Assistant 



YOUTH CENTER ADVISORY 
COMMITTEE 

Everett Brown, Treasurer Robert Hall 

Joseph Dappal William Murphy 

Phyllis Dougherty, Chairperson Melvin Petersen 

Norman Douglas, Secretary Paul Snyder 

Jan Greeno Jo Ann Weinert 
Youth Center Staff 

Gary Wolcott, Coordinator 

Michael Anderson, Supervisor 

Andrea Johnson, Arts & Crafts 

Supervisor 

T. Michael Fay, Athletic Supervisor 

Arthur Parpart, Drama Supervisor 

Robin Paquette, Office Assistant (N.Y.C.) 



The Chelmsford Youth Center has completed its fourth 
year of operation with further increases in programing 
and youth involvement. The Center is now open an ad- 
ditional night; four evenings a week with programs in arts 
& crafts, athletics, films, dramatics, concerts & dances, 
coffeehouses, table games, field trips, and community 
service involvement. Over the last year we have seen an 
increased involvement on the part of the youth; both in 
making decisions about programs as well as fund raising 
for the Center. The kids have been involved in a number of 
dances, competitions and a raffle to raise funds resulting 
in the purchase of a stereo system, a bumper pool table 
and a push ball for the Center. Over the past year the 
athletic program has been revised and a significant in- 
crease in the participation of the kids has been ex- 
perienced. The foundations for a dramatic program have 
been developed. A new position, Youth Center Outreach 
Worker, has been added through the federal CETA 
program. The Outreach Worker is responsible for working 
with kids in their own environment to begin to meet 
specific needs that they may have as well as to encourage 
their participation in the Youth Center. 

With the solidification of polices and procedures in 1973 
and the leadership of the staff over the past year, the 
Advisory Committee has spent much of its time on Long 
Range Planning. The Committee, over the past year, has 
been working on possible alternative directions for the 
Youth Center since the present programs and facilities 
are functioning at maximum capacity. The types of 
programs and facilities needed have been examined both 
through discussion and the visitation by Committee 
members to other towns and cities in the Commonwealth. 
Work on a needs assessment of the youth of Chelmsford 
was begun with the hope that the data will be complete by 
early 1975. The Committee expects this to offer a clearer 
profile on the future needs of Chelmsford youth. 

Next year we hope to be able to reach out to more youth 
in the town. We find that many youth living outside of the 
Center Section have difficulty getting to the McFarlin 
Center because their only means of transport is to walk. A 
possibility presently being explored is that of opening a 
second Center location in an outlying area of town. 
Another hope is to further youth involvement in the 
present programing. A Youth Center Council will be set up 
in 1975 to attempt to formalize the process of youth 
decision making in the program area. We are looking to 
the possibility of hiring additional staff members through 
the Federal CETA program to staff the Center and to 
better use the community resources available to the 
Youth Center. Thus keeping the cost of operation to the 
town at an absolute minimum. 



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Nineteen seventy four was a productive and growthful 
year of the Chelmsford Youth Center because of the hard 
work of the Advisory Committee and staff. The fruits of 
that labor have been proven in the response of the kids 
that have participated. We look to 1975 to be as fulfilling. 

On behalf of the Advisory Committee and Staff 

Phyllis Dougherty, 
Chairperson 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 




BUILDING INSPECTOR, Peter J. Mchugh, Jr. 



Local Inspector 

Charles N. Mc Arthur 



Clerk/Typist 

Veronica M. Littlefield 



The following is a report of the Building Inspection 
Department for the year 1974: 

There were 397 permits issued. 

The types of permits issued are listed below: 



No. of 




Estimated 


Permits 


Type Issued 


Value 


50 


Dwellings valued at 


$1,201,300.00 


151 


Additions valued at 


720,225.00 


39 


Remodelings valued at 


193,925.00 


56 


Pools valued at 


243,778.00 


21 


Utility Sheds valued at 


8,905.88 


14 


Signs valued at 


11,874.00 




Storage buildings valued at 


39,100.00 




Retail stores valued at 


557,000.00 




Warehouse and office valued at 


60,950.00 




Sidings valued at 


7,595.00 




Industry & office space valued at 


300,000.00 




Machine shop valued at 


15,000.00 




Office space valued at 


$1,000.00 




Barns valued at 


3,500.00 




Mental Health valued at 


20,000.00 




Greenhouses valued at 


1,600.00 




Meeting house valued at 


5,000.00 




Funeral parlor valued at 


10,000.00 




Unattached garages valued at 


5,800.00 




Chimney valued at 


200.00 




Pavilion valued at 


2,500.00 


26 


Condominiums valued at 


2,176,000.00 




Sewage Treatment Plant valued at 


25,000.00 




Community building valued at 


25,000.00 




Tennis area valued at 







Demolition valued at 







Raise buildings valued at 








397 


Permits with estimated value of 


$5,635,252.88 



Amount of Salary Appropriation for Zoning 
Bylaw Officer and Inspector of Buildings - July 1, 
1974 - June 30, 1975 $15,000.00 

Amount received by the Town of Chelmsford 
for Building Permits 6,486.00 

Amount of Fees paid to Inspector for 
inspections - January 1974 - June 1974 348.00 

Amount disbursed from office expense 955.00 

Number of Zoning Violations inspected 100 

Number of Business Establishments inspected 30 

The year 1974 was the most active and eventful year 
ever experienced by the Building Inspection Department. 
The one most significant contributing factor for this in- 
creased activity was the promulgation of the State 
Building Code and the establishment of the Building 
Regulatory System by the passage of St. 1972, C. 802, 
having an effective implementation date of January 1, 
1975. 

The promulgation of this Code is a major step forward 
in the formulation of a building regulatory system, which 
will have an impact on both the public and private sectors. 

This system will consist of the promulgation and 
maintenance of this statewide, mandatory uniform 
building code applicable to all buildings and structures; 
the establishment of a state mechanism for the approval 
of all new construction materials, devices and techniques; 
the establishment of a mechanism for state inspection and 
certification of manufactured buildings, building com- 
ponents and mobile homes; the training and certification 
of all building code officials; and the coordination of all 
state agencies having a direct or indirect bearing on this 
Code through the Technical Code Council whose function 
is to prevent problems or overlapping jurisdictions and 
fragmentation of administration. 

More significantly, however, this system places the 
state on record as a proponent of technological change in 
an industry whose impact is both profound and pervasive 
on every citizen of the Commonwealth. Through the 
implementation of this system, the State will fulfull a 
most important obligation -- that of promoting an im- 
proved quality of life in the most cost-efficient manner 
possible. 

As the requirements of the State Code are mandatory, 
certain organizational and staffing changes had to be 
made to fulfill this town's requirements. These changes 
specifically were: 

a. Appoint a full time Inspector of Buildings. 

b. Provide office space. 

c. Appoint clerical help. (CETA) 

d. Appoint a Local Inspector. (CETA) 
The above requirements have been satisfied. 

As the workload is expected to increase some 400%, 
additional organizational and staffing changes may be 
required. Actual experience during the year will deter- 
mine the extent of these changes. The application of sound 
management principles and the collection of new fees 
imposed by Chapter 802 should offset any additional costs 
to the taxpayers of Chelmsford measureably. It is im- 
portant at this time to re-emphasize that Article I through 
XII inclusive and appendix Table 1 of the Town of 
Chelmsford Zoning Bylaws have been deleted and 
replaced by Chapter 802 of the Acts of 1972 as amended. 



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One must recognize that the new State Code is far 
reaching and therefore its effects will undoubtedly be felt 
by all who reside or operate businesses in Chelmsford. We 
hope that these effects will be beneficial in making the 
Town of Chelmsford a safer and better place in which to 
live. Further, we trust the townspeople will have the 
tolerance, understanding and cooperation spirit required 
for the Building Inspection Department an adequate, 
uninterupted job of implementing this new system. 

As the Inspector of Buildings, I thank all those town 
departments that contribute and assist me throughout the 
year so readily. I also thank the townspeople of Chelms- 
ford for their past cooperation and look forward to serv- 
ing them in the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PeterJ.McHugh.Jr. 
Inspector of Buildings 



fires, hazards and complaints which were not com- 
pensated for. 



Total fees collected by the town 
Total wire inspectors salary 



$2,640.00 
$2,412.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harold Tucke 



GAS INSPECTOR 



There were 355 Inspections. 
Total collected 
Salary paid 



$1420.00 
1420.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Neal Stanley 
Gas Inspector 



VANDALISM COMMITTEE 



The Vandalism Committee was formed in the Fall of 

1974 because of concern due to increases in vandalism of 
both public and private property. Representatives of the 
Board of Selectmen, Police Department, School Com- 
mittee, Park Commission, Conservation Commission, 
Recreation Commission, and Varney Playground Com- 
mission joined together on the problem. Lighting, alarm 
systems, security personnel, and special police vehicles 
needs were reviewed and input into the School and Police 

1975 budget processes. Personnel funding was sought and 
received under the federal manpower program - CETA. 
Commission regulations were reviewed with legal 
authorities and updated as required. A composite set of 
regulations covering all public lands for townwide 
distribution through the schools is presently under con- 
sideration. 

A second youth center in another area of Chelmsford is 
underway by the Youth Center Committee with CETA 
staff funding. 

A "Neighborhood Watch" program, sponsored 
nationally by the National Sheriffs' Association and highly 
successful in Bourne, Mass.. is under review as a means 
to reduce both vandalism and burglary of private as well 
as public property. 

Respectfully submitted. 

William R. Murphy, Chairman 

Harry J. Ayotte 

Robert Germann 

Donald P. Gray 

Paul C. Hart 

Robert E.Howe 

Robert C. McManimon 

William J. Reynolds 

Charles E. Watt, Jr. 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 

As Sealer of Weights and Measures, I wish to submit my 
report for the year 1974. 

In performing my duty, I have sealed the following: 

159 Gasoline Meters 

31 Scales, 100 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. 

66 Scales under 100 lbs. 

23 Scales under 10 lbs. 
128 Avoirdupois Weights 

Money received from seals, the sum of $651.80, has been 
turned over to the Town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Anthony C. Ferreira 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

The following is the Animal Inspector's report for the 
year 1974. 



Number of dog bites 
Number of cattle 
Number of horses 
Number of sheep 
Number of swine 
Number of cases of rabies 
Number of cases of bovine tb 



76 

207 

56 

20 

350 





Respectfully submitted, 

Martin A. Gruber, D.V.M. 



WIRE INSPECTOR 



There were 353 applications for wire inspections issued. 

The wire inspector made 603 inspections which were 
paid for at $4.00 an inspection. Of these 173 were made for 
new houses, 190 commercial, industrial, and 240 minor 
installations. There were also numerous inspections at 



DOG OFFICER 

The following is the Dog Officer's report for the year 
1974. 

Stray dogs sold to individuals 62 

Stray dogs sent to medical schools 122 

Stray dogs disposed of 9 

Total stray dogs picked up -- 193 



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Complaints investigated 
Miscellaneous calls 
Dead animals picked up 
Miles traveled 
Lost dogs returned to owners 



864 

2933 

331 

21,314 

81 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank Wojtas 
Dog Officer 



DOG KENNEL STUDY COMMITTEE 

The Dog Kennel Study Committee met several times 
during the year and decided on a basic design for a 20 pen 
kennel. We recommended a location near a public facility 
where the presence of people would deter possible van- 
dalism. We felt the best areas might be near the police or 
fire stations or the highway garage. However, upon in- 
vestigation we were told sufficient land was not available. 

We will continue to look for a suitable location for the 
town kennel. 



Carl Seidel 
Frank Wotjas 



Charles Feeney 
Peter Green 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 




CONSERVATION COMMISSION, front row, 
(1 to r) Janet Lombard; Barbara Micol, secre- 
tary; Donald House; John Balco; Jane McKer- 
sie; back row, John McCormack, Florence 
Gullion; Robert Howe, Chairman. 



The retention of the desirable aspects of Chelmsford 
continues to be the primary goal of the Chelmsford 
Conservation Commission. Nearly half of our time is 
devoted to land acquisition, since a minimum of six to nine 
months effort is required to bring a warrant article before 
the town. This effort includes identification of landowners, 
contacting and negotiating agreements to bring parcels 
before the town, preparing the extensive but necessary 
paperwork to set aside State reimbursement funds, and 
finally, in the event of a favorable vote at Town Meeting, 
submission of the application for Self-Help reim- 
bursements. 

The Commission brings land before the Town Meeting 
in accordance with our Open Space Plan, which is an- 



nually updated to satisfy State requirements and to reflect 
changes in our community. We always welcome your 
suggestions of areas which you enjoy and would like to see 
retain their character. 

In addition to outright purchase, the Commission seeks 
gifts and various forms of Conservation Easements, and 
we have continued our efforts started last year on Flood 
Plain Zoning, by submitting, through the Selectmen, 
application for the HUD Flood Hazard Insurance 
Program. HUD has now prepared Special Hazard Area 
Maps, copies of which have been used by the Commission 
in Wetlands hearings, the Flood Prevention Committee, 
and hopefully, the revised Master Zoning Plan. These 
flood-related programs help to relieve development 
pressure on marginal areas, and assure that future 
homeowners will be spared much of the septic system 
problem which has plagued many sections of the town. 

All members have been active in both day-to-day 
Commission activities and those which have long-range 
benefits. Over half of the Commission attended a Land 
Use Planning course evenings at Lowell Tech. 
necessitating a change in Commission meeting nights for 
several months because of the meeting night conflict. 

Wetlands Protection Act hearings and preparations 
consume about 40% of our remaining time. Various ad- 
ministrative changes were made by Department of 
Natural Resources this year, resolving many awkward or 
confusing aspects of the Statute. The Chelmsford Com- 
mission Contributed many of the recommendations which 
were adopted by DNR. 

The Commission's approach to Wetlands Protection 
Act. responsibilities has earned Chelmsford a widespread 
"no-nonsense" reputation, with requests for copies of our 
guidelines and hearings procedures coming from across 
the state, at the recommendation of DNR, Conservation 
Law Foundation, or the Attorney General's office. In 
response to these requests, past chairman John Balco and 
I conducted a two-day seminar on the WPA which drew 
over 125 registrants from eastern Massachusetts. We also 
produced a Channel 44 program which reviewed local, 
state, and legislative successes and shortcomings of the 
Act. Chelmsford's reputation is not due solely to the ef- 
forts of the Commission, but depends heavily on the ex- 
tensive and continuing support of the townspeople, whose 
concerns we feel we are reflecting. 

The Commission has sponsored several pieces of 
Legislation, which we hope will see enactment. One is 
Senate 1418, petitioned through Senator Ron MacKensie, 
which would provide for assessment of wetlands at values 
reflecting their market value, thereby reducing economic 
pressure on landowners to sell or develop wetlands. The 
other bill is Senate 1051 which would allow Conservation 
Commissions to secure compliance with Chapter 131 
Section 40 by several of the enforcement means available 
to Boards of Health in handling the State Sanitary Code. 

The following is a brief summary of the various ac- 
tivities to which we devote our remaining time. 



OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION 

A small parcel along Rivermeadow Brook just outside 
the center was purchased in 1974, and a large group of gift 
parcels were submitted to the Selectmen for acceptance 
after adjournment of the Town Meeting due to lack of a 
quorum. This increases the Town's holdings by about 60 
acres, to approximately 170 acres of Conservation land. A 



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small land-locked parcel abutting Deep Brook reservation 
was taken by adverse possession at town counsel's 
recommendation. 

RESERVATION MANAGEMENT 

The Commission continues to depend almost entirely 
upon citizen interest for reservation development, 
sponsoring volunteer groups with materials, but generally 
directing most of the town's funds at land purchase. 

CROOKED SPRINGS BROOK RESERVATION 

-We are very pleased to report completion of the dam 
restoration project on this reservation. The Soil Con- 
servation Service undertook the entire design of the 
structure, at no cost to the town, and the results are in- 
creased safety at the Reservation, and certainly enhanced 
beauty. Commission member Mrs. Alan McKersie 
carried the burden of coordinating the efforts of SCS, the 
Commission, the Clerk of Works, and the contractor, and 
deserves the appreciation of us all. 

-The bird walks conducted by Miss Phyllis Huff con- 
tinue to be a popular activity. 

-Golden Chain Garden Club continued its fine mulching 
and composting project, processing mountains of leaves 
in the fall. 

-The Woodridge Garden Club planted several hundred 
pine transplants under the direction of State Forester 
Bruce Gullion, in the borrow pit area adjacent to Crooked 
Springs Road. 

-Boy Scouts Donald Skelton and Martin Kelly con- 
ducted soil erosion control projects using materials 
supplied by Soil Conservation Service. They planted 
Japanese Sedge, Autumn Olive, and several other plants 
and ground cover seeds. 



GEORGE B.B. WRIGHT RESERVATION 

-Parking facilities were installed off Parker Road, 
providing off-road space for 10-15 cars. 

-Stream cleanup efforts by our Scout troops improved 
several sections of Putnam Brook which runs through the 
Reservation. 

-The hiking trail, several miles in length, was re- 
marked in sections where the path crosses ledge or 
marsh. 

-Selective poison ivy control was initiated in critical 
areas. 

DEEP BROOK RESERVATION 

-A land-locked parcel of under 8 acres was added to the 
reservation by the process of adverse possession since 
true ownership could not be traced. 

-The trail system in the reservation was extended to 
include the parcel above, and a trail map is in the works. 

LIME QUARRY RESERVATION 

-This reservation, off Littleton Road, continues to be 
the most frequented, and the parking area received a 
badly needed layer of gravel. Poison ivy control was 
begun here too, and several nature walks were conducted 
in spring and fall. 

WETLANDS PROTECTION ACT 

-Despite the downturn in building, the Commission held 
twelve hearings in 1974, and unfortunately was forced to 
bring suit against another half dozen parties, who either 
refused to file applications or would not comply with 
Orders of Conditions. 




CROOKED SPRINGS BROOK RESERVA- 
TION dam, built during September and Octo- 
ber, 1974. 



OTHER ACTIVITIES 
EQ Planning- 

This program of Environmental Quality evaluation and 
planning essentially picks up where the Natural 
Resources Inventory done by SCS last year left off. Many 
commission members were active in the project which 
qualified as one of two such pilot projects in the State. 
Conducted by SCS, the result will be a series of detailed 
maps to a uniform scale so that the several town groups 
that participated (Recreation Comm. Historical Comm., 
League of Women Voters) will have common sources of 
information for planning. It will also gage Chelmsford 
against national standards for environmental quality and 
establish guidelines for action. 

-The Commission conducted or sponsored several bird 
and nature walks in reservations. We gladly schedule 
group walks upon request. 

The Conservation Commission relies heavily on 
volunteer assistance from townspeople and businesses, 
locating desirable areas for acquisition, developing 
reservation trails, carrying out conservation projects, 
and in reporting any and all wetlands filling activities. We 
also welcome ideas and suggestions, and are grateful for 
your continuing support for the current programs. 



John J. Balco 
Florence Gullion 
Donald House 



Robert E. Howe. Chairman 

Janet Lombard 

John McCormack 

Jane S. McKersie 



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TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 



DUTCH ELM DEPARTMENT 



During the past year, the Committee began a 
reassessment of its role in relationship to the 
management of Town Forest properties. 

It has decided that three major activities need to be 
undertaken in this coming year to realize the potential of 
the town forests. 

1. Establish boundaries on the ground to protect the 
lands against encroachment and possible trespass. 

2. Development of management plans which will give 
guidelines for future use and budget needs. 

3. Establish policy and regulations to better control 
increasing use of these small, but important areas of open 
space. 

Unfortunately, John P. Schnorr, who was elected 
chairman of the Committee in January 1974, moved from 
Chelmsford at mid-year. Martin K. Bovey, former 
chairman, retired after many years of service and was 
replaced by Kenneth C. Goggin. Recently, John P. Smith 
was appointed to replace Jack Schnorr. 

It is hoped that with a full Committee the program 
developed this past year will be accomplished in 1975. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bruce S. Gullion, Acting Chairman 

Kenneth C. Goggin 

John P. Smith 



TREE DEPARTMENT 



As of this report, the Tree Department has awarded two 
tree removal contracts. The first contract had twenty- 
seven trees listed at a cost of $2,485.00, or an average cost 
of $91.00 per tree. The second contract awarded had a total 
of forty trees at a cost of $3,055.00, or an average cost of 
$76.00 per tree. 

Presently we are utilizing the contractor that had 
submitted the lowest hourly rates to prune, and remove 
additional trees. Using the contractor's personnel and 
equipment on an hourly rate basis, has proven less ex- 
pensive. 

The average cost per tree removal using the hourly rate 
if $56.00, whereas, the trees that needed safety pruning 
cost the town an average of $32.00 per tree. 

During the last few years, this department has had 
insufficient funds to operate with. This resulted in a large 
amount of work left to be done by the following years 
appropriation. The Tree Department has been attempting 
to catch up with this backlog, and will continue to do so. 

When all the dangerous trees are eliminated, the effort 
will then be to replace the trees removed over the last five 
years with desirable and disease resistant trees. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Myles F. Hogan 
Tree Warden 



During this fiscal year, the Dutch Elm Department had 
no appropriations to operate with. However, the Elms 
continued to deteriorate, resulting in a large amount of 
backlogged tree removals. At the time of this report, the 
Tree Department has borne the cost of the removal of 
twenty-one Elms in various locations. All of the twenty- 
one trees removed were in a condition that could not bear 
any further delay. 

Sixty-two Elms remain standing that are also con- 
sidered a safety hazard. They are not located in an area as 
heavily traveled and populated as the twenty-one Elms 
removed by the Tree Department. 

As soon as this department is properly funded, an im- 
mediate response will be made to remove all dead Elms 
on town property. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Myles F. Hogan 
Dutch Elm Superintendent 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

This year as in the past years, the town meeting has 
voted out appropriations requested for this department. 
Many of the environmental minded people in town have 
shown concern at the use of chemicals used in the 
Spraying Program. 

During the years we have not sprayed, the calls 
requesting spraying have tripled. When we are con- 
sidering this budget, the insects that are to be controlled 
are not present because of the season. However, every 
summer, long after town meetings, the effects of no 
spraying begin to show, resulting in dozens of complaints. 

In order to serve all tax payers, I annually ask for an 
appropriation to minimize the affect of these insects that 
are deteriating our trees, and inconveniencing people. We 
all can remember the appearance of last summer's Fall 
Webb Worm infestation, yet many people do not realize 
that continued reoccurence of this insect is damaging to 
our trees. 

Once again I feel we must re-establish an effective 
spraying program that does not jeopardize people or their 
environment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Myles F. Hogan 
Moth Superintendent 



TOWN AIDE 

I assumed the position of town aide as of October 21, 
1974. Prior to this date, the position was held by Mary K. 
McAuliffe, who served the townspeople in this capacity as 
an employee of Community Teamwork, Inc. and then in 
1974 as a town employee. This year, 1974-75, is the first 
year the position will be a full time town department. 

The duties of the town aide center around encouraging 
and assisting the town's residents in enrollment in all 
services which are available to them. This includes 
gaining knowledge of available programs and guidelines, 



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recruitment, referral, and follow-up. The aide conveys 
information to the client confidentially and is a liaison 
between the client and the service agency. 

During the two months as town aide, I have worked, 
primarily, with the elderly. Specifically, I have attempted 
to obtain continued funding for the elderly hot lunch 
program and have worked to help make the Council On 
Aging's minibus an effective means of transporting the 
town's elderly. 

During the Christmas season, I assisted in organizing 
the traditional parties given for the Headstart youngsters 
by the town's senior citizen and the Chelmsford Police 
Department. Distribution of Christmas food boxes was 
also accomplished, this year, to assist some twenty needy 
families. 

For the coming year, emphasis will be placed in 
revitalizing the Chelmsford Community Action Com- 
mittee so that it may become an effective voice of the 
town's residents. Greater enrollment in Community 
Teamwork, Inc. sponsored programs by eligible towns- 
people will be sought. Finally, inquiry into the feasibility 
of providing more low and moderate income housing for 
the town will be stressed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathleen Robinson, Town Aide 



COUNCIL ON AGING 

On behalf of the Chelmsford Council on Aging I wish to 
report the activities of our Senior Citizens for 1974. 

Monday - Arts and Crafts - Unitarian Church 

Tuesday - Luncheon - Games - Elks Hall - Nashoba Tech 
hosts a luncheon every month 

Thursday - Luncheon McFarlin School 

The School Department continues to be extremely 
cooperative. Currently serving 200 or more lunches at 
McFarlin School. 

We have increased the number of meals on wheels 
served at holiday time to approximately 65. 

Flu shots were given to our Senior Citizens this year on a 
no-cost basis. Serum given by Council on Aging. 



The mini-bus for our Senior Citizens is in constant use. 
We have received excellent progress reports. Head Start 
children received hats and mittens made by our Senior 
Citizens. Over 28,000 volunteer hours have been given by 
our seniors. 



The 10 percent discount with various merchants of 
Chelmsford is doing very well. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Christine A. Ahern 

Joan M. Arcand, Treasurer 

Charlotte Bovill 

Gula Boyce 

William Clarke 



Louise M. Bishop. Chairman 

Clarence Dane 

Lillian Gould 

Mary K. McAuliffe 

Edna C. Nelson 

Kathleen Robinson 



HOME RULE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

The Chelmsford Home Rule Advisory Committee is 
appointed by the Board of Selectmen to act as a research 
and resource agency for the Board to report on pending or 
passed state legislation, suggest improvements in local 
town government and advise on special studies requested 
by the Board. The Selectmen have charged this Com- 
mittee with not only analyzing pending and enacted 
legislation, but also with recommending new legislation 
that could benefit the community. 

Over the past year, the HRAC has been active in the 
following areas: 

- Reviewing and distributing all acts and resolves 
enacted into Massachusetts law to the appropriate town 
agencies. 

- Continued efforts through local state representative 
and senator to provide strict enforcement by the state 
taxation commission of the 100% evaluation law. 

- Updating and reissue of the Appointive Committee 
Handbook to aid newly appointive committee members 
for all town committees. 

- Comprehensive review of the Zoning Enabling Act 
(H7227) and report to the Board of Selectmen. 

- Development of criteria for updating and consolidating 
the town Bylaws so that qualified professionals can 
review all existing Bylaws, and bring our set of local 
Bylaws current. Presently, working with the Town Clerk 
in the implementation of this goal. 

- Recommendation at 1974 Annual Town Meeting that 
Planning Board term of office be changed from five to 
three years was passed. Bill being filed by state 
representative for next legislative session to effect 
change. 

- Completed study regarding Local Consumer Advisory 
Committee upon the request of the Board of Selectmen 
with recommendation to postpone formation of such a 
committee due to cost, questionable need and unclear 
guidelines. 

- Recommended at 1974 Annual Town Meeting that 
Town Meeting be divided into spring and fall sessions to 
help attendance, reduce number of special town meetings 
and divide budget and other matters, but not passed. 

- Suggested to Town Moderator several areas to im- 
prove the operation of the Town Meeting. 

- Reviewed several bills filed on behalf of the Northern 
Middlesex Area Commission for the Board of Selectmen. 

- Recommended at 1974 Annual Town Meeting that 
copies of the warrant book be distributed to all voters to 
improve citizen participation and understanding of Town 
Meeting articles, but not passed. 



- Progressing on a Citizens Guide Book to be distributed 
to community citizens to help them understand how our 
local form of government works and how to participate 
effectively. 

- Suggested to local newspapers that they institute a 
periodic column regarding the operation of Chelmsford's 
town bodies. 



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- Suggested to Recreation Commission and Varney 
Playground that they consider consolidation of services if 
greater efficiencies, better programs or cost savings 
could be effected. 

- Recommended to the Board of Selectmen that they 
establish a committee to investigate the consolidation of 
various town services into a Department of Public Works 
with goal of increased efficiency. This was so voted by the 
Board. 

In addition to all of the Town Committees and Agencies, 
I would like to thank my committee members, John, 
Gerry, Bob, Carol and Morton for an outstanding job over 
the past year. The Home Rule Advisory Committee stands 
ready to continue its service to the town for the coming 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas M. Dougherty, Chairman 
John Balco, Vice Chairman Gerald Silver 

Morton Farber (Appointed 1/6/75) Robert L. Stallard 
Mart Mathews ( Resigned ) Carol Stark 



ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 

The Chelmsford Environmental Advisory Council 
(CEAC) continued its recycling efforts and was gratified 
by the support given by the townspeople at the last Town 
Meeting to the mandatory paper separation ordinance. In 
view of the increasing costs of utilizing both the sanitary 
landfill and the Lowell incinerator for trash disposal, the 
CEAC hopes to increase the scope of the mandatory paper 
separation ordinance to include cans and glass. 

In order to increase the recycling of scarce materials 
and reduce the volume of wastes processed by the 
Chelmsford Highway Department in the interim, the 
CEAC arranged for the placement of can and glass 
collection bins at four shopping centers with considerable 
success. At the same time, the CEAC assisted the Board of 
Selectmen in its efforts to arrive at more profitable 
methods of trash disposal. 

The CEAC continued to monitor the use of pesticides in 
the community with special emphasis on insuring an 
effective and environmentally sound mosquito control 
program. A first full year of membership in the Central 
Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) has 
resulted in the identification of some of the Town's 
mosquito control requirements. The CEAC will maintain 
close co-ordination with the CMMCP on the means 
selected to meet these requirements in the coming year. 
The establishment of a mosquito control committee by the 
Board of Health, with a permanent seat for the CEAC, 
should increase the Town's ability to direct its own 
mosquito control program. 

The Council maintained activities in other en- 
vironmental areas as well. One member serves on the 
Liquid Waste Study Group; another assists the Bicen- 
tennial Committee. Other interests include reduction of 
litter; air quality; water quality, particularly the in- 
creasing dangers of excessive road salting; and control of 
insect diseases of trees. A recommendation made by the 
CEAC to combine the Dutch Elm and Gypsy Moth 
Departments under the Tree Warden's Department as a 
Department of Insect Pest Control has been referred to 
the Personnel Board by the Board of Selectmen. 

Information services continued to occupy an important 
place in the Council's activities. Environmental in- 



formation was provided not only to the people of 
Chelmsford, but also in answer to an increasing number of 
requests from other Massachusetts towns. 

The Council is grateful for the support and cooperation 
given by so many Chelmsford citizens, Town officials, the 
Chelmsford School Department, the news media and local 
businesses, particularly local supermarkets and shop- 
ping centers. Again, a special thanks to our senior citizens 
with the fervent hope that a larger percentage of the 
townspeople will follow their example in actively sup- 
porting environmental programs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ina B. Greenblatt, Chairman 
Richard B. Codling Diane H. Lewis 

Sheila J. Groman Dr. Clara M. Refson 

Priscilla B. Hinckley (moved) Beatrice J. Sharpley 
Dr. Ethel N. Kamien Dorothy A. Stumpf 

Mary M. Wadman 



NORTHERN MIDDLESEX AREA 
COMMISSION 

The Northern Middlesex Area Commission serves as 
the comprehensive regional planning agency for nine 
communities in Northern Middlesex County, including 
Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Pep- 
perell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Westford. 

Each member town is represented by a selectmen, a 
planning board member and an alternate named by the 
selectmen. A city councillor, a planning board member 
and an alternate appointed by the City Manager represent 
the City of Lowell. Collectively these officials form a 
locally representative Commission which guides the ef- 
forts of a professional planning staff. 

The Commission usually meets monthly at its offices at 
144 Merrimack Street, Lowell (phone: 454-8021). 

The following is a brief summary of the major un- 
dertakings of 1974: 

HOUSING: NMAC's principal endeavor in housing 
during 1974 was to make the Commonwealth's housing 
plan more responsive to the needs of the Northern Mid- 
dlesex Area. This endeavor concentrated on five tasks: 
(1) analysis of major areas of agreement and 
disagreement between the State's and the region's 
housing plans; (2) housing priorities; (3) regular 
meetings for the exchange of information and ideas; (4) 
legislation; (5) publications. 

In its analysis of the State housing plan, the Commission 
recommended an increased commitment to fill housing 
needs that surpass anticipated State assistance by 25 to 
one. As the second task, housing priorities established a 
guidelines for the distribution of the very limited State 
funds for housing assistance by matching local com- 
munity needs, as documented in NMAC's housing plan, 
with the official projected amount of State housing 
assistance that our region can expect to receive between 
1975 and 1979. Regular meetings between the housing 
planners of the State's Department of Community Affairs 
and the regional planning agencies provided an op- 
portunity to alter the State's emphasis on particular 
programs and the manner of making decisions about 
funding projects. These meetings resulted in greater 
reliance by the State on the regional planning agencies in 



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the review of applications for housing assistance by local 
housing authorities. In addition, NMAC refiled with the 
General Court legislation to amend the "no snob" zoning 
law so that areawide fair share plans, where existing and 
endorsed, are substituted for the existing guidelines. 
Finally, its continuing effort to increase housing op- 
portunities throughout the region, the Commission 
initiated publication of its quarterly HOUSING LETTER. 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Historic preservation in 
the Northern Middlesex Area has dealt with the 
development of tours. Information gathered for a historic 
tour has assisted the formation of a scenic route by NMAC 
and a tourist route by the Middlesex County Tourist and 
Development Council in cooperation with the Chamber of 
Commerce of Greater Lowell. Technical assistance has 
been provided to several area communities including 
Lowell (Route 213 impact on the Bowers House) , Westford 
(inventory techniques) and Billerica (National Register 
designations). 

WATER QUALITY: Staff has been assisting the Army 
Corps of Engineers in a major study of advanced waste 
treatment facilities aimed at the elimination of pollutants 
from our water resources by 1985. Although the final plan 
does not have the formal approval of the participating 
agencies at this writing, figures on projected flows, plant 
locations and capacities, and the environmental impact of 
the system are now available. In its draft form the plan 
calls for advanced treatment at the Lowell-Duck Island 
plant now under construction to serve Lowell, Tewksbury, 
Dracut and East Tyngsborough. A plant would be built in 
North Chelmsford to serve the northern section of Town 
and areas of Westford, West Tyngsborough, and possibly 
East Dunstable. The present Billerica plan would be 
expanded to include advanced treatment, and would serve 
both Billerica and South Chelmsford. Pepperell would 
build the plant currently under design and add advanced 
facilities later to serve the Town and possibily West 
Dunstable. There has been an unusual degree of in- 
teragency cooperation in this study program. Not only did 
it have the benefit of multi-disciplinary consultants 
retained by the Army Corps, but it also had the active 
participation of the state Division of Water Pollution 
Control, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the 
Department of Community Affairs, and the Office of State 
Planning. Local public workshops and conferences with 
selectmen, sewer commissions, and consulting engineers 
brought the benefit of many years of local experience to 
the study problems. 

The result is, we think, a reasonable plan, given the 
water quality goal Congress has set for us. It is cost ef- 
ficient, decentralized, and builds upon plans and projects 
already developed. We expect it will be the frame of 
reference for all water related projects undertaken in the 
next several years. 



LAND USE: NMAC has recently completed refinement 
of its preliminary land use plan and publication is 
scheduled for February. The plan, divided into two 
separate reports, inventories the existing land use pattern 
in the region, identifies the range of current development 
issues facing all communities and proposes a future 
pattern of land use designed to achieve areawide goals 
and objectives. 

Basically, the plan calls for a center-corridor concept of 
development whereby future growth would be directed 
toward town and village centers. Lands unsuitable for 
development, such as wetlands and floodplains, form open 
space and recreational greenbelt links throughout the 
region. Numerous planned industrial and commercial 



shopping centers accessible to transportation corridors 
and future concentrations of population are also 
recommended. Revitalization of the Lowell CBD as the 
regional center is also an important future of the plan. 

An implementation scheme is also outlined in the plan. 
Development in centers is phased according to provision 
of sewerage and water as called for in current sewer and 
water plans. Necessary zoning changes and guidelines are 
also presented as recommendations to NMAC com- 
munities. 

TRANSPORTATION: An awareness of the acute 
transportation needs of the area and the pledge of federal 
and state financial assistance to meet these needs has 
allowed the Commission to assume an increasingly active 
role vis-a-vis transportation planning. 

In conjunction with the area's policy advisory group, 
the Transportation Coordinating Committee, an 
Operations Plan/Unified Work Program was adopted. 
This document not only outlines tasks to be undertaken 
and the planning methodology to be applied, but describes 
the management structure that has been developed to 
ensure maximum cooperation and coordination of efforts. 

This approach has been applied to the numerous ac- 
tivities undertaken or monitored during the past year: 
reviews of the progress of the Route 213 Environmental 
Impact Statement, assistance provided the consultants 
responsible for the Lowell Transportation Planning Study, 
the establishment of areawide project priorities, and 
assistance offered towards the implementation of a 
Lowell Regional Transit Authority, eligible for state 
subsidy and soon to be eligible for federal capital and 
operating assistance programs. Moreover, working 
closely with the Councils on Aging and Selectmen, the 
Commission has helped establish a free Dial-A-Ride 
service for the elderly and handicapped of Westford and 
Pepperell. Known as CAB (Councils' on Aging Buses, 
Inc. ), the system operates six days a week in each town 
with two radio-equipped, eleven passenger vans. Trip 
distinations have included shopping areas, clinics, hot 
lunch and drop-in program and Sunday church services. 
The project funded jointly by THEM Inc. of Boston and 
the Selectmen of each town. 



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Although NMAC has 
been hampered by a lack of sufficient funding to ef- 
fectively carry out the wide range of economic develop- 
ment activities it feels should be undertaken, the Com- 
mission continues to play an active role across the region. 

Over the course of the past year NMAC maintained 
representation on various boards and committees dealing 
directly with economic development, including the Lowell 
Center City Committee, the Community Teamwork 
Board, and the Ancillary Manpower Planning Board. In 
addition, NMAC served as Secretariat for the region-wide 
Overall Economic Development Program Committee. In 
that role, staff prepared an annual analysis of the regional 
economy to maintain area certification to receive EDA 
funds. 

NMAC co-authored an Economic Development Strategy 
for the City of Lowell in conjunction with the City 
Development Authority. This strategy should play a 
fundamental role in the City's economic revitalization by 
providing a truly comprehensive plan for action. NMAC 
also worked on an industrial development survey and 
strategy with the Town of Dracut. This effort provided the 
practical experience upon which similar efforts for other 
towns in the region will be based in the future. 



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BUDGET: During 1974, the cost of operations was 
$186,411.00 which was expended on warrants approved by 
the Commission. Funds to pay these costs were received 
from the following sources: Member municipalities, 
$79,884.12; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, $39,699.52; Massachusetts Department of 
Community Affairs, $7,680.00; Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Public Works, $23,531.57; Lowell Center Cities 
Committee, $11,298.48; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
$24,200.00; Sale of Reports, etc., $117.31. The assessment 
upon the Town of Chelmsford for fiscal 1975 was $8,811.46. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gerald Lannan, Selectman 

Timothy J. Hehir, Planning Board 

John Kenney, Alternate 



Our gratitude goes to the people of the Town and the 
Town Officials for their continued support and interest in 
our work. Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of 
each month in the Community Building of Chelmsford 
Arms at 1 Smith Street and all meetings are open to the 
public. 



Ruth K. Delaney, Secretary 
Roger W. Boyd 



Respectfully submitted, 
Claude A. Harvey, Chairman 

Robert L. Hughes 
Richard L. Monahan 



FLOOD PREVENTION STUDY 
COMMITTEE 



HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Chelmsford Arms, our first elderly housing, was 
completed during the Spring of 1974. A preview showing 
was held April 16th and 17th for the first tenants. An Open 
House for State and Town officials was held April 26th. An 
invitation to the general public was extended for April 
27th. The first tenants moved in May 1st. The entire 64 
units were filled and we had a substantial waiting list. 
During the Annual Town Meeting the voters passed an 
article allowing us to build another elderly housing 
complex. The Preliminary Applications for Financial 
Assistance, the Environmental Data Forms, and the Pre- 
application for Evaluation of Readiness are presently 
being prepared for the approval of the Department of 
Community Affairs. 

The first phase of the remodeling program for the 
Community Residence at 34 Middlesex Street in North 
Chelmsford has been completed. An Open House was held 
in October in conjunction with the Greater Lowell 
Association for Retarded Citizens. They lease the 
property for their program for Retarded Women. Plans 
and estimates for the second phase of this program are 
presently being completed. 

The Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs 
allowed us to lease ten units of housing under the Rental 
Assistance (Ch. 707) Program this year. Under this 
program the Housing Authority leases a unit from the 
landlord at the usual rent and sublets it to a low income 
tenant. Tenants pay between 20 and 25% of their adjusted 
income and the balance is paid through the subsidy 
supplied by the state. This is part of the "scattered site" 
concept whereby there is no concentration of low-income 
tenants in one area. It is beneficial to the Town since the 
property remains in the tax base and continues to provide 
tax revenue. It has been particularly helpful in providing 
housing for elderly people who have limited incomes but 
have not reached 65 years of age. 

To further expand our participation in the "scattered 
site" concept we will be applying to the Department of 
Community Affairs for more units under the Ch. 707 - 
Rental Subsidy program. We will also be presenting an 
article to the 1975 Annual Town Meeting for ratification of 
the establishment of a program under Ch. 705 whereby the 
Housing Authority would buy and rehabilitate a house and 
then rent it to a low income tenant. The legislation for this 
program allows for payment of taxes so, as with the Ch. 
707 program, the property remains in the tax base and 
continues to bring revenue to the Town. 



In May of 1974 the Board of Selectmen formed the Flood 
Prevention Study Committee. The creation of this com- 
mittee was in response to growing concern resulting from 
periodic flooding in the town and the lack of an effective 
community response which provides for sufficient town- 
wide drainage and flood control measures which are 
coupled to community growth patterns. 

The objective of the committee is twofold; first to 
determine the problem areas and second to make specific 
recommendations in the form of a community plan to 
reduce flood hazards. With the assistance of local boards 
and departments, the committee is locating the areas of 
town which flood periodically or those which have a high 
flood potential as a result of present and expected 
development. Once the problem areas are defined, an 
overall community plan will be proposed which suggests 
specific alternatives designed to reduce the risk of 
damage due to flooding. These recommendations may be 
passive, such as restricting development that would 
create or enhance flood risk, or active, such as enlarging 
culverts of insufficient capacity. An additional benefit of 
these activities is to provide the various town boards, 
committees, commissions and departments up-to-date 
information of problem areas which can be used in 
various planning and decision making activities. 

Committee activities have centered on collecting and 
organizing information to define the problem areas. Maps 
have been developed which can be used to specifically 
locate existing problem areas as well as point out 
potential areas of periodic flooding which may develop as 
the town continues to grow. Federal, State and regional 
agencies are being contacted to determine the type and 
amount of technical and financial assistance that can be 
applied to Chelmsford's needs. 

In 1975 the committee will complete its research ac- 
tivities, develop and analyze alternative plans, and 
submit results and recommendations in a final report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HaroldS. Costa, Chairman 

JohnE. McCormack 

James K. Rogers 



SEWER COMMISSION 

The Sewer Commission, during this past year, con- 
tinued with a program of studies pertaining to alternate 
methods for abating pollution of the streams, wetlands, 
and water resources in Chelmsford and the bordering 



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Merrimack and Concord Rivers and stream tributaries. 
The primary objective of this program is to reduce 
pollution of the water resources to levels which meet 
Federal and State environmental requirements. In 
fulfilling responsibilities to the Town, the Sewer Com- 
mission is seeking approaches which will solve present 
and long range problems but with the least impact to the 
Town, present and future, with regard to cost and hard- 
ship. 

The Chelmsford Liquid Waste Study Committee 
(CLWSC), formed as a result of Town Meeting action in 
1972 and appointed by the Selectmen, worked in close 
coordination with the Sewer Commission and completed 
their study of alternative approaches (to sewers) with the 
engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and 
Douglas, Inc. of New York City. For cost comparison 
basis, Parson's included the results into their report of a 
parallel Sewer Commission study conducted with the 
support of the engineering firm Camp, Dresser and 
McKee (CDM). The CLWSC's final report, prepared by 
Parson's was submitted and accepted by the Sewer 
Commission in August 1974. The report was subsequently 
distributed to all cognizant boards and departments 
within the Town. In addition, the report was forwarded to 
bordering Towns, to the U.S. Government Environmental 
Protective Agency, to the State Water Resources Com- 
mission, Northern Middlesex Area Commission, and the 
Army Corps of Engineers. The results of the CLWSC 
report were also presented to the Board of Selectmen, 
Board of Health, Planning Board and the representatives 
of the Conservation Commission. The contents of the 
repoit were also summarized in the local newspaper 
during September and October, 1974. Additional copies of 
the report and summaries of the report are available to 
interested citizens upon request to the Sewer Commission. 

Regarding pollution in Chelmsford, the CLWSC report 
concluded that: 

a. Over 60% of Town land is potentially unsuitable 
for septic system. 

b. Over 40% of existing town dwellings are 
presently on land unsuitable (by Federal and State 
Standards) for septic systems. 

c. All streams, at all points tested (by Parson's) 
failed water quality tests (per State/ Federal 
Government Requirements). 

d. Water quality deteriorates as streams traverse 
Town. 

e. Pollution is caused mainly by faulty septic 
systems. 

f. Problems are widespread and not confined. 

g. Chelmsford has surface water pollution 
problems warranting immediate abatement con- 
trol. 



The CLWSC study examined three alternative 
techniques and compared their costs and effectiveness, as 
measured by cost per number of dwellings served, to 
those of a Town-wide sewer system as proposed to the 
Town in 1972. The least cost alternative appears to be a 
program of public Town-wide septage collection and 
treatment processing (similar to trash collection service 
in Town). This approach has questionable effectiveness 
however, because it still relies on septic systems 
throughout the Town. This approach is being pursued by 
other near-by Towns and will be looked into further by the 
Sewer Commission for possible application in Chelms- 
ford. 

Local "package plant" sewer systems and individual 
home sewage treatment units were also examined and the 



CLWSC study concluded that their costs were exorbitant 
to the citizenry served basing cost distribution on those 
specifically served vs. a general tax. From the point of 
view of "everyone served and everyone pays", Town-wide 
sewers are the least cost system except for the public 
collection system; moreover, Town-wide sewers are the 
most effective of those systems examined by the study. 

In parallel with these Sewer Commission actions, were 
studies of regional sewer system alternatives conducted 
by the Army Corps of Engineers which the Sewer Com- 
mission is cognizant of. From the point of view of a 
complete Merrimack River Basin System of Sewers, 
Chelmsford's 1972 plan was recommended as proposed 
with the exception that a tie-in of South Chelmsford 
sewers with the Billerica/ Concord River plant was 
recommended by the Army Corps of Engineers. Hearings 
were attended, and, it appears on the basis of an ex- 
pression of attitudes by the State, Federal and other area 
planners that the Army Corp of Engineers' plan may be 
endorsed as the Master Plan for Sewer Systems in the 
Greater Lowell Region. 

The Sewer Commission recommends to the Town as 
interim measures of water pollution abatement that the: 



a. Board of Health ordinances regarding septic 
system installation, repair and maintenance be 
tightened. 

b. Conspicuous violators be ordered to cease and 
desist polluting. 

c. Additional testing be conducted along streams 
such as dye tests, to identify the inconspicuous 
violator (the greatest cause for widespread 
pollution in Town). 

d. Planning Board incorporate the CLWSC study 
findings, augumented by other data from the Board 
of Health, to modify and plan zoning within the 
Town with consideration given to the potential 
impact of polluting hazards. 

In addition, the Sewer Commission recommends to the 
Town that more detailed engineering considerations be 
given to: 

a. The analysis of sewer plant outfall discharges 
into the Merrimack River. 

b. More detailed facility design and cost 
estimation for the public pumping program. 



In view of the on-going regional sewer system planning 
activities by the State and the NMAC under Section 208 
management, the specific sewer system for Chelmsford is 
still unresolved. In view of this, plus the uncertainty in 
availability of grant funds, no new sewer program 
proposals are offered to the Town at this time. The 
recommendations of the CLWSC study will be presented 
to town meeting endorsed by your Sewer Commission. A 
transfer of funds already authorized in 1968, to an escrow 
account, will be recommended to implement these 
recommendations in concert with sound regional planning 
eligible for State and Federal funding. The recommended 
program will be responsive to directives of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph M. Gutwein, Chairman 

Matthew J. Doyle, Clerk 

James J. McKeown, Vice Chairman 



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CRYSTAL LAKE RESTORATION 
COMMITTEE 



Since the last report to the Annual Town Meeting, much 
progress has been made which we feel will culminate in 
the construction of the long awaited dam and once again 
have a lake in North Chelmsford for the townspeople to 
enjoy. 

The so called "island" has been taken by eminent 
domain and will during the restoration be removed in 
order for the lake to have better water circulation. 

The control gates and adjacent land at both the inlet and 
outlet canals has been deeded to the Town. This was a 
prerequisite by the Commonwealth in order that reim- 
bursement could be made to the Town. 

We are momentarily awaiting an official approval by 
the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, Division 
of Waterways for the authorization to reconstruct Crystal 
Lake Dam. 

Barring any unforseen developments, plans and 
specifications will have been out for bids and contracts for 
construction awarded by the first of April, 1975. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 
James Kasilowski, Clerk 
Peter Dulchinos John J. Kenney 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. Gerald J. Lannan 

Robert G. Gagnon Robert C. McManimon 

Paul C. Hart Haworth C. Nield 



mittee regarding consolidation will be reported at the 
time this article comes before the voters at Town Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jo Anne Kelch, Chairman 

Committee members: 

Jo Anne Kelch, James McKeown — Center District 

Michael Devine, Ronald Pare — East District 

George Abely, Ira Parks — North District 

David McCarthy, Tom Monteodorisio — South District 

William Murphy — Selectmen's Representative 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

During the past year the Chelmsford Historical Com- 
mission continued its research and survey work on the 
historical buildings and sites within the town. Acting on 
the recommendation of this commission the Board of 
Selectmen established an Historic District Study Com- 
mittee under Chapter 40C of the General Laws as 
amended. The Historical Commission has opened its files 
to the Study Committee and has assisted this committee 
thru the purchase of necessary books and supplies and by 
concentrating its research and survey work on the Center 
District. Mrs. Jane Drury has once again given the 
commission her unqualified support and earned the 
gratitude of its members. 

The Historical Commission has been working on an 
application to have the Center District included in the 
National Register of Historic Sites. Approval of this ap- 
plication would make the town eligible for federal funding 
under the Historic Preservations Act, for property within 
the district. 



WATER DISTRICT 
CONSOLIDATION COMMITTEE 



The formation of a Water District Consolidation 
Committee was authorized by the passage of Article 54 of 
the 1974 Annual Town Meeting. At that same meeting, 
$10,000 was approved for an engineering study of the 
financial and engineering feasibility of forming a 
municipal water department, with the understanding that 
the Water District Consolidation Committee would be 
responsible for overseeing the contents and completion of 
this report. 

The Committee, appointed by the Selectmen at their 
meeting of June 3, 1974, consists of two representatives 
from each of Chelmsford's four water districts and a 
liaison from the Board of Selectmen. A contract was 
signed on June 17, 1974, between the Selectmen and the 
firm of Weston & Sampson Engineers, authorizing the 
latter-to prepare a study of the feasibility of consolidating 
the town's present water districts into a Water depart- 
ment. 

The Committee met several times to monitor the 
progress of this consolidation report, and as of this writing 
(late February 1975) has just received a draft version of 
the completed study. The findings of this report will be 
discussed at a Public Hearing in April. 

Based on Weston & Sampson's recommendation in 
favor of forming a municipal water department, the 
Committee has submitted an article to this effect for the 
warrant of the 1975 Annual Town Meeting. The recom- 
mendations of the Water District Consolidation Corn- 



In conjunction with the town's conservation and 
Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebrations Com- 
missions, the Historical Commission is co-sponsoring an 
article in the town's annual warrant for the acquisition of 
a part of the old Middlesex Canal. The property along with 
the "Old Garrison House" is the only property in 
Chelmsford presently listed in the National Register, thus 
making the project eligible for federal assistance. 

The Commission has been working on a stone marker 
for the site of the first "match factory" in South Chelms- 
ford. It is hoped to dedicate the marker before the start of 
the Bicentennial Celebration in April. 

At the request of the School Committee, the Historical 
Commission recommended to that committee, that Junior 
High West be named after "Col. Moses Parker", one of 
Chelmsford's most famous Revolutionary War Heroes. 
Parker appears in John Trumbull's famous painting of the 
Battle of Bunker Hill. The Commission feels that this 
would be most appropriate during the country's Bicen- 
tennial Celebration. 

In other action the Commission has been assisting the 
Bicentennial Commission in the restoration on the 1802 
Schoolhouse, and in preparing leaflets for the Bicen- 
tennial on historical sites and homes in Chelmsford. 

This coming year the commission plans to: 

1. Erect historical markers for the Bicentennial 

2. Continue work on Surveying Historical Homes 

3. Complete the application for National Registration of 
the Center District. 



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4. Develop a liaison with the Planning Board and the 
Board of Appeals in an attempt to prevent the un- 
necessary destruction of historical sites and homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Bertha Trubey, Clerk 
Vincent J.R. Kehoe 
Richard 0. Lahue, Sr. 



John C. Alden, Chairman 

George A. Parkhurst 

Robert C. Spaulding 



HISTORIC DISTRICT STUDY COMMITTEE 




CHELMSFORD HISTORIC DISTRICT 
STUDY COMMITTEE (1 to r) John C. Alden, 
John J. Balco, Mrs. William H. Drury, Harold 
J. Davis, Charles E. Watt, Sr. 



Since its appointment by the Selectmen in August the 
Committee has made a review of the Center district, 
covering the same general area on which an earlier 
preliminary survey was made by representatives of the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Chelms- 
ford Historical Commission. A map of the area has been 
drawn, and a listing of the historic sites and buildings 
made, using the inventory now being compiled by the 
Chelmsford Historical Commission. Photographs of the 
area also have been taken. 

The Committee is following the guidelines for 
establishing an Historic District, issued by the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission, and is now 
preparing the Preliminary Report which is required prior 
to holding the necessary public hearing. It is the hope of 
the Committee that this can be accomplished before the 
Annual Town Meeting so that action may be taken on this 
matter during this Bicentennial Year. 

In its survey the Committee was unanimously of the 
opinion that the area of the Center section on which it 
is working merits first priority for action. This area in- 
cludes such historic sites as the Town Hall, first Meeting 
House, Forefathers' Burying Ground, the 1802 Brick 
Schoolhouse, the two center commons, site of the first 
Town Meeting, and a number of old buildings in this 
neighborhood. It is expected that review will continue on 
other areas for possible future action. 



REVOLUTIONARY WAR 

BICENTENNIAL 

CELEBRATIONS COMMISSION 



George Adams Parkhurst, Chairman 
Hedwig Zabierek, Clerk 
John C. Alden Walter R. Hedlund 

Audrey Carragher Vincent J-R Kehoe 

Robert Charpentier Janet Lombard 

Robert J. Geary Charles Marderosian 

Mary Guaraldi Anna Normand 

J. Perry Richardson 

During 1974 Chelmsford's Bicentennial celebration 
really started to roll. We were one of the first towns in the 
U.S. to qualify as a "Bicentennial Community" and 
received official recognition with the presentation of the 
Bicentennial flag at Town Meeting. This flag is flown 
below Old Glory on the flag pole in the Center each day. 

In April about 400 Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as some 
adults, walked the Minuteman Trail to Concord. Allen's 
History of Chelmsford, reputedly the first town history, 
"of the dignity of a volume", originally printed in 1820, 
was republished. (A few copies are still available from the 
Bicentennial Commission.) 

Just before the year's end, the Commission acquired the 
Red Brick Schoolhouse, located on Westford Street, in 
Forefather's Burying Ground. This building, on the site of 
Chelmsford's first school house, was built in 1802 and is 
the oldest Town-owned building. It will be restored to 
approximately as it was during the first half of the 19th 
century and will be open to school classes as well as the 
general public. It will serve as a visitor's center during 
the Bicentennial as well as the office for the Bicentennial 
Commission and the Historical Commission. 

Most of the efforts of the Commission were con- 
centrated on plans for the many events planned for 1975 
and 1976. In addition to the Colonial Ball and Kick-off 
Banquet, run by the Commission, many local 
organizations are planning events which are sanctioned 
by the Commission as an official part of the celebration. 

Any group wishing to become involved in the Bicen- 
tennial is urged to contact the Commission. 



CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE 

During 1974 as in recent years the highlight of the local 
town celebrations focused on the Fourth of July 
Celebration in Chelmsford. The Chelmsford Minutemen 
Coordinating Committee, must once again be com- 
plimented on their excellent planning and administration 
of the 1974, three day celebration, a band concert, Art 
Festival, Country Fair on the Town Common, the Grand 
Parade which attracted several thousands of people. 

Preparation for the upcoming Bicentennial programs 
are rapidly taking shape, as this committee is coor- 
dinating with the Revolutionary War Bicentennial 
Celebrations Commission for its various activities during 
the coming year. 



John C. Alden 
John J. Balco 



Harold J. Davis, Chairman 

Mrs. William H. Drury 

Charles E. Watt, Sr. 



Raymond Day 
William F. Fitzpatrick 
James K. Gilford 



Walter R. Hedlund, Chairman 

Donald A. House 

Richard O. Lahue 



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BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

Edward H. Hilliard, Chairman 

Michael J. Devine Robert J. Noble 

Mary E. St.Hilaire, Ex-Officio 

Voting Strength as of December 31, 1974 











Total 


Free. 


Democrats 


Republicans 


Independents 


Voters 


1 


364 


369 


726 


1,459 


2 


427 


201 


463 


1,091 


3 


528 


229 


869 


1,626 


4 


310 


116 


284 


710 


5 


359 


259 


943 


1,561 


6 


461 


281 


587 


1,329 


7 


355 


244 


545 


1,144 


8 


284 


273 


597 


1,154 


9 


348 


112 


564 


1,024 


10 


467 


217 


1,037 


1,721 


11 


383 


285 


496 


1,164 


12 


426 


185 


862 


1,473 


Total 


4,712 


2,771 


7,973 


15,456 



All major procurement needs referred to the Pur- 
chasing Agent were processed in accordance with existing 
Town Bylaws and State Statutes. The competitive bid 
action response reflected an ever increasing buyer's 
market. As the economic climate worsens the Purchasing 
Agent's functions increase in importance in terms of 
dollars to be saved. The lower printing costs of the Town 
Report is one (1) particular example. Bidder's lists have 
been established and all purchasing activities are a 
matter of public record. Small routine procurement 
particularly office supplies and janitorial supplies are 
consolidated whenever possible but there is room for 
improvement in this area. The use of State Contracts 
under the Collective Purchasing Act is another area for 
improvement in the forthcoming budget year. 

The Purchasing Agent attended meetings with Pur- 
chasing Officials and Business Managers from other 
Municipalities and Towns to keep abreast of the problems 
or improvements taking place in other communities. The 
channeling of this information will be directed towards 
the refinement of a Centralized Purchasing System. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chris Alexion, Purchasing Agent 



PURCHASING AGENT 

The new Purchasing Agent was appointed by the Board 
of Selectmen under the Federal funded "Comprehensive 
Employment Training Act" program during the latter 
part of August, 1974. This report therefore encompasses 
the period August 22 - December 31, 1974. 

There is a narrow concept or view in many Cities and 
Towns that a Purchasing Agent merely relates to the 
securing of materials, supplies and equipment required in 
the daily operations of the City or Town or that Pur- 
chasing is a simple act of buying. To dispel this theory, 
certain managerial activities were implemented which 
further included planning and policy making for the 
immediate and future needs. An interdepartmental 
rapport of mutual trust, confidence and cooperation from 
almost all Town Departments surfaced or became evident 
during the latter part of this reporting period. This ex- 
pression of acceptance will foster an efficiency resulting 
in a continual cost savings factor to the Town of Chelms- 
ford. 

The most significant Purchasing action established 
during this reporting period in terms of dollar savings to 
be realized pertains to the removal of TRASH on an 
OUTSIDE DISPOSAL basis. The projected savings over 
present costs based on proposals received approximate 
$75,000,00 each year. 

Study actions included School Zone Traffic Signals - 
Limited versus unlimited telephone service - Recycling 
problems, procedures and possible transfer station 
capabilities - Total service contract agreement on all 
office equipment - Heating and Wiring problems in Town 
Hall - Salt Storage Building - Sidewalks Study Committee - 
Central fuel storage area - Pedestrian Signals at Mall - 
Street Bylaw Excavation Permits - Street and Zoning 
Maps - Pricing assistance to Town Departments and 
various Commissions for Budget Preparation needs. 



TOWN PLANNER 

The position of Town Planner was established by the 
Board of Selectmen in September 1974 and is financially 
supported under the Comprehensive Employment and 
Training Act. 

Although this report spans only a four month period, 
significant actions and developments have taken place. 

A good rapport has been established with major 
agencies both local and regional to include the Depart- 
ment of Community Affairs, The Governor's Highway 
Safety Bureau, The County Engineers and The Northern 
Middlesex Area Commission. In addition, a close working 
relationship has been established between this depart- 
ment and similar departments in other municipalities in 
order to forward an exchange of thoughts and concepts. 

The prime function of this position is to search out and 
obtain Federal and State aid whether it is in the form of 
services provided to the Town or actual grants for specific 
projects. To date, emphasis has been placed on receiving 
funds from the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Community Development Act. Toward this 
end, seminars conducted on this subject have been at- 
tended as well as internal coordination with various Town 
committees and departments to plan the most ap- 
propriate use of these funds if obtained. 

As per request of the Board of Selectmen, a Town-Wide 
Sidewalk Plan has been developed and through 
negotiations, the Middlesex County Engineers have 
agreed to provide to the Town at no cost all related 
engineering services, including surveying and actual 
plans for construction. 

In cooperation with the Highway Superintendent, ap- 
plication has been made to the Federal Highway Ad- 
ministration through the Governor's Highway Safety 
Bureau for the acquisition of pavement marking equip- 
ment, traffic warning and regulatory signs and a traffic 
volume counter. This equipment if acquired, will greatly 
enhance the Town's Highway Safety Project. 



107 



A preliminary plan for sidewalks in the vicinity of the 
New Chelmsford High School has been prepared. This 
plan would add approximately 3,000' of new sidewalk 
along Old Westford, Graniteville and Richardson Roads, 
increasing pedestrian safety for students in this area. 

As a member of the Task Force to study Off-Street 
Parking for the Central Square area, I report that 25 
additional spaces have been constructed at the rear of the 
Town Hall thereby allowing additional street parking on 
North Road and vicinity. Inquiries have been sent to the 
Federal Highway Administration, The State Department 
of Public Works and other Agencies requesting fiscal aid 
for the construction of an Off Street Parking Facility in 
the vicinity of Central Square. 

Finally, work has commenced on the updating of the 
Town Base Map. New streets are being added, paper 
streets are being deleted and all known errors are being 
rectified. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert W. Flynn. Tawn Planner 



CAPITOL PLANNING AND BUDGETING 
COMMITTEE 

The Capital Planning and Budgeting Committee was 
created by the 1973 Chelmsford Town Meeting and is 
comprised of seven members including the Town Ac- 
countant, a representative from the Finance Committee 
and from the Planning Board, and four public members. 
The Committee is charged with the responsibility of 
studying Capital Improvement needs of the town and of 
reporting its findings to the town suggesting priorities and 
recommending budgeting methods. 

The Committee has surveyed and codified the town's 
capital projects and costs schedules through 1992. The 
Committee has conducted a comprehensive survey of all 
town departments to assess future capital requirements 
through 1979. During 1974, these needs were reviewed and 
capital priorities considered. 

In 1975, the Committee will analyze and codify capital 
cost schedules through 1995 and will review and revise as 
necessary, capital requirements for the Town of 
Chelmsford through 1985. Alternate methods of financing 
1975 capital expenditures proposals will be evaluated in 
order to maximize sources of funds and minimize impact 
on the tax rate. 

For the Committee 

Eugene J. Doody, Chairman 
JohnJ.Balco Edward G. Krasnecki 

Arnaud R. Blackadar Donald McGillivray 

Thomas E. Firth S. Ira Park 



INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 
COMMISSION 



This year, we saw the Annual Town Meeting pass the 
article which set up the Industrial Development Finan- 
cing Authority. The Authority was appointed shortly after 
the Town Meeting. A joint meeting of the Industrial 
Development Commission and the Industrial Develop- 



ment Financing Authority was 
responsibility of each authority. 



held to discuss the 



Considering the condition of the economy, we have been 
fortunate to keep most of our industry in Town. Some new 
businesses have been added in the Carye Industrial Park. 
When industrial building resumes, we will encourage 
labor-intensive light industry to locate in our currently 
industrial zoned areas. 

Again, we would like to thank those Town employees 
and elected officials who helped us this year. 



James Emanouil 
Robert Geary 
James M. Harrington 
David McLachlan 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Philip L. Currier, Chairman 

Robert E. Sayers, Vice Chairman 

Forest E. Dupee, Secretary 

Lawrence Rice 

Richard F.Scott 



CATV ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

The CATV Advisory Committee was formed in 1973 by 
the Selectmen to act as a resource for determining the 
applicability of possible CATV to Chelmsford. Since that 
time there has been an effort on the part of the Committee 
to evaluate all the factors that would apply in the event 
that Chelmsford should choose a positive course of action 
in this regard. A report to the Selectmen detailing the 
options available is in preparation and a draft will be 
available sometime this Spring. 

Membership in the Committee has changed since its 
origination. The present members are: 



Richard Arcand 
Ford Cavallari 
Joe Bonica 
Harold Witt 
Harold Krivan 
Alan Moyer 
Robert McAdam 
Chris Tournas, 
Ms. Susan Schleigh, 



Chairman 

Vice-Chairman 

Secretary 

Treasurer 



School Department Representative 
Library Department Representative 



TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR 




TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR, Philip J. 
McCormack 



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Report of Town Treasurer 



Report of Town Treasurer 



Balance Dec. 31, 1973 
Receipts to June 30, 1974 



$ 400,859.23 
88,008,179.31 

$88,409,038.54 
85,629,946.97 

$ 2,779,091.57 



Paid out on 360 Warrants 

Balance June 30, 1974 

Report of Tax Collector 

Levy of 1971: 

Personal Property $ 1,959.69 

Excise 20,298.66 

Real Estate 0_ 

Total 1971 $ 22,258.35 

Levy of 1972: 

Personal Property $ 4,616.70 

Excise 38,432.19 

Real Estate 9_ 

Total $ 43,048.89 
Levy of 1973: 

Personal Property $11,736.50 

Excise 52,025.60 

Real Estate 42,718.55 

Total 1973 $106,480.65 
Levy of 1974: 

Personal Property $ 7,477.87 

Excise 302,700.90 

Real Estate 167.341.59 

Total 1974 $477,520.36 



This past fiscal period saw many changes in municipal 
finance procedures. Perhaps the most noticeable was the 
change from a calendar to fiscal year, and the payment of 
Real and Personal Property Taxes every six months. 



Although the workload in the Accounting, Assessors, 
and Treasurer Collector's Departments has doubled, the 
net effect of this changeover has been positive. The Town 
has not borrowed in anticipation of Tax Revenue for the 
past 20 months. Based on prior years experience, this 
represents a savings of approx. $130,000 in interest 
payments and also reflects a savings of approx. .50 on the 
Tax Rate. 



The Treasurer's Office is presently studying the 
feasibility of computerizing the receipts from Real Estate 
Taxes. This step would eliminate part of the posting and 
provide a weekly summary of outstanding taxes. It would 
also be an effective vehicle for projecting cash flow and 
future investments. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Philip J. McCcrmack 
Town Treasurer-Collector 



INSURANCE SINKING FUND COMMISSION 

Year Jan. 1st, 1974-75 

12/31/73 Interest Cert. Int. Bond Int. Transfer Withdrwl 12/31/74 



Central Svgs #147159 


$ 3,331.41 $ 199.95 $ 




Central Svgs #174894 


17,224.22 1,054.02 




Central Svgs 7% Cert. 


20,000.00 $1,773.89 




Charlestown TM 


3,000.00 227.49 




10MPubServNH 


10,312.50 


$ 612.50 


10MNW Bell Tel 


9,787.50 


625.00 


10M Hartford Electric 


9,950.00 


650.00 


10M Mich Bell Tel 


9,987.50 


637.50 


10M So Calif Edison 


9,987.50 


637.50 



$5,163.88 $997.31* 



$ 3,531.36 

22,444.81 

20,000.00 

3,000.00 

10,312.50 

9,787.50 

9,950.00 

9,987.50 

9.987.50 



$93,580.63 $1,253.97 $2,001.38 $3,162.50 $5,163.88 $997.31 $99,001.17 



•Withdrawal to pay for Vandalism loss at Town Hall 



Respectfully submitted, 

Eustace Fiske, Treasurer 
Francis J. Goode 
Kenton P. Wells 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT, Arnaud R. Blackadar 



In presenting this financial report, the eighth since 
assuming this position, we can only continue to emphasize 
the increase in volume of transactions passing through 
this office. The average annual rate of disbursements for 
the eighteen month fiscal year was $27,000,000.00, with a 
corresponding number of receipts to be supervised and 
recorded. This volume requires ever increased vigil as to 
correct procedure and expenditure of the tax payers' 
funds. While we cannot control the size of the budget we 
can, at least, see that expenditures are made according to 
law. 

Again, the services of this office are available to citizens 
and officials to assist in any way possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arnaud R. Blackadar 
Town Accountant 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD BALANCE SHEET as of JUNE 30, 1974 



ASSETS 



Cash-General: 
Invested: 
Non-Revenue: 
Non-Revenue Invested: 


$3,374,898.37 

600,000.00 

24,589.47 

1,438,817.84 


$5,438,305.68 


Accounts Receivable: 

Taxes-Pers. Prop. 1971 

" " 1972 

" " 1973 

" " 1974 


1,959.69 

4,616.70 

11,736.50 

7,477.87 


25,790.76 


Real Estate 1973 
" " 1974 


42,718.55 
167,341.59 


210,060.14 


Motor Excise 1971 
1972 
1973 
1974 


20,298.66 

38,432.19 

52,025.60 

302,700.90 


413.457.35 


Farm Animal Excise 




199.25 


Taxes under Suspension 




15,658.95 


Tax Titles 
Tax Posssssions 


30,820.31 
679.72 


31.500.03 


Departmental 
Public Bldgs. 
Cemetery 
Cemetery P/C 


613.00 
1,119.00 
2.970.00 


4,702.00 


Aid to Highways 
State 
County 


2,452.29 
7.436.32 


9,888.61 



Withholding Fire Dept. Credit Union 

Revolving Accounts-School Lunch 
Merrimack Ed. Center 

Overestimate-County Tax Assessment 

Loans Authorized: 
Sewer Plans 
Sewer Constr. 
1972 High School 

Accounting Adjustment 

TOTAL ASSETS 



21,563.36 



3.117.17 


24.680.53 


t 


9,815.25 


125,000 00 
1,280,000.00 
1,740,000.00 


3,145,000.00 


302.95 


302.95 



RESERVES and LIABILITIES 



Payroll Deductions: 
Misc. Withholdings 



$ 19.637.80 



Treasurer 

Uncashed Checks 
Over 8i Short Acct. 



$ 2,555.78 
326.59 



Appropriation Balances Forward 

Special Project Balances to 1975 

Purch. Island-Crystal Lake 2,000.00 

Sewer Comm. Planning Grt. 33.00 

Chapter 90 Constr. 116,790.97 

" 90 Maint. 6,000.02 

Acton Rd. Traffic Lt. 4,000.00 

Complete Ray Hill Or. 500.00 

Gas Tank Installation 7,897.00 

Conterv.-Mill Rd. Land 135,000.00 

Constr. Dam Crystal Lake 18,125.00 



2.882.37 



Special Accounts: 






Conservation Funds 


1.252.08 




Cemetery 


3,898.77 




Road Mach. Fund 


20,855.46 




McFarlin Bequest 


22.60 




PAR.C. 


15.04 


26.043.95 


State Aid to: 






Libraries 


11,787.50 




Trans. Sec. 20 


114,512.00 




" Sec. 22 


190.854.00 


317,153.50 


Revolving Accounts: 






Title II 


135.28 




Public Law 874 


679,222.78 




Athletic 


13,886.83 




Title III 


50,239.71 




Educ. Center 


64.673.54 




Project 74-056 


1.000.00 


809,158.14 


Non-Revenue Accounts: 






Sale Cemetery Lots 


7,362.50 




Bequests-Perp. Care 


3,805.00 




Sale of Dogs (County) 


84.00 




Dog License Fees 


1.917.60 




Tax Title Fees 


32.00 




Cash Pert. Bonds 


4.840.00 




Sale of Town Prop. 


899.87 


18,940.97 


Overlay: 






Surplus Reserve 


1,907.28 




1969 


40.80 




1971 


5,194.80 




1972 


19,689.18 




1973-74 


50,645.08 


77,477.14 


Excess Assessments: 






State Parks 


10,179.53 




Pollution Control 


538.49 


10,718.02 



453,758.26 



110 



East Fire Station 


2,162.00 


Update Town History 


1,800.00 


Liquid Waste Comm. 


5,487.31 


New Library Comm. 


7,950.00 


Police Station Addition 


43,039.99 


Revolutionary War Fund 


500.00 


Sidewalk Oev. Comm. 


5,000.00 


Constr. Dam Crooked Spr. 


17,100.00 


Town Kennel Comm. 


2,500.00 


Master Plan 


1,100.00 


School Traffic Signs 


37,309.00 414,294.29 


Revenue Reserves until Collected: 




Taxes under Susp. 


15,658.95 


Tax Titles & Poss. 


31,500.03 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


413,457.35 


Farm Animal Excise 


199.25 



Accounts Receivable 
St. & Ct. Aid to H'way 


4,702.00 
9,888.61 


475,406.19 


Surplus Revenue-Encumbered 1975 
Special Estimated Receipts for 1975 
Loans Authorized & Unissued 




160,000.00 

496,538.28 

3,145,000.00 


Non-Revenue Accounts: 
1972 High School 
Byam School 
Harrington 
West lands 
Junior High School 
Completed Project Bal. 


1,373,581.41 

8,895.88 

27,855.80 

20,959.63 

81.04 

32,033.55 


1,463,407.31 


Surplus Revenue 




1,438,862.28 


TOTAL RESERVES AND LIABILITIES 


$9,329,478.50 



DEBT STATEMENT 

Bond Issue 



High School Issue #1 
High School Issue #2 
South Row School 
Junior High School 
Westlands-Harrington Schools 
Byam School 
1972 High School 
Highway Garage 

TOTAL 



Interest Outstanding 


Payment 


Outstanding 


Principal 


Interest 


Rate 12-31-72 


1973-74 


6-30-74 


Due-1975 


Due-1975 


3.50% $ 250,000 


$ 100,000 


$ 150,000 


$ 50,000 


$ 2,625 


3.20% 510,000 


170,000 


340,000 


85,000 


5,440 


3.50% 405,000 


90,000 


345,000 


45,000 


11,025 


3.25% 1,295,000 


220,000 


1,075,000 


110,000 


34,938 


4.30% 2,460,000 


320,000 


2,140,000 


160,000 


92,020 


6.00% 1,760,000 


105,000 


1,655,000 


105,000 


96,150 


4.40% 8,500,000 


850,000 


7,650,000 


850,000 


317,900 


3.40% 15,000 


10,000 


5,000 


5,000 


170 


$15,195,000 


$1,865,000 


$13,360,000 


$1,410,000 


$506,268 



TRUST & INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 





Balances 


New Funds 


Withdrawals 


Balance 




12-31-72 


& Income 




6-30-74 


ISTODY OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES: 










Joseph Warren 


$ 962.01 


$ 77.36 


- 


$ 1.039.37 


Adams Emerson 


121.44 


9.77 


- 


131.21 


Serlina G. Richardson 


324.27 


26.08 


- 


350.35 


George Fund 


3,648.13 


148.28 


2,001.85 


1,794.56 


Aaron George (Cemetery) 


1,418.96 


114.09 


-- 


1,533.05 


Amos F. Adams 


16,686.23 


1,414.34 


- 


18,100.57 


Albert H. Davis 


593.53 


49.47 


-- 


643.00 


Thomas P. Proctor 


6,415.04 


462.52 


- 


6,877.56 


Nathan B. Edwards 


1,560.00 


114.21 


851.00 


823.21 


Victor E. Edwards 


1,795.75 


149.75 


- 


1,945.50 


Frederick B. Edwards 


10,070.63 


809.70 


- 


10,880.33 


Flint Fund 


2,878.76 


231.47 


- 


3,110.23 


Clement Fund 


11,911.95 


1,053.63 


- 


12,965.58 


Frances Clark 


879.95 


73.38 


- 


953.33 


Gertrude Wright 


1,438.48 


58.32 


957.00 


539.80 


George W. Barris 


899.75 


596.89 


-- 


1,496.64 



111 



CUSTODY OF TOWN TREASURER: 



Balances 


New Funds 


Withdrawals 


12-31-72 


& Income 




$ 60,600.15 


$ 25,327.25 




23,626.77 


35,368.35 


- 


451.69 


36.32 


- 


894.21 


323.13 


- 


3,180.79 


239.76 


- 


113.48 


8.56 


- 


181,783.28 


30,297.02 


11,650.00 


5,799.62 


478.00 


- 



Balance 
6-30-74 



Stabilization Fund $ 60,600.15 $ 25,327.25 - $ 85,927.40 

Conservation Fund 23,626.77 35,368.35 - 58,995.12 

Adams Emerson 451.69 36.32 ~ 488.01 

Barris Varney Playground 894.21 323.13 - 1,217.34 

Barris Memorial 3,180.79 239.76 - 3,420.55 

Barris Fence Fund 113.48 8.56 122.04 

Cemetery Perpetual Care 181,783.28 30,297.02 11,650.00 200,430.30 

Veteran's Emergency Fund 5,799.62 478.00 - 6,277.62 

CUSTODY OF SELECTMEN: 

Emma Gay Varney Playground $ 328.02 $ 44.70 - $ 372.72 

CUSTODY OF SINKING FUND COMM. 

$ 92,669.00 $ 8,651.59 $ 5,397.31 $ 95,923.28 

TOTALS $431,051.89 $106,163.94 $20,857.16 $516,358.67 



DISBURSEMENTS 

General Government: 
Moderator 
Selectmen 
Accounting 
Treasurer & Collector 
Assessors 
Town Clerk 
Public Buildings 
Law 

Elections 
Registrars 

Finance Committee 
Planning Board 
Board of Appeals 
Personnel Board 

Development & Industrial Commission 
Town Forest 

Conservation Commission 
Historical Commission 
Constable 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 
Council on Aging 
Bus Subsidy 

Purchase Land - Town Dump & Conservation 
Youth Center 



1972 1973-74 



150.00 


$ 375.00 


30,671.47 


47,682.13 


25,535.90 


44,858.43 


58,525.09 


130,499.00 


44,671.20 


78,295.35 


16,478.50 


43,111.21 


17,336.15 


27,598.87 


20,635.73 


27,258.01 


18,194.41 


16,523.46 


8,262.89 


15,931.11 


74.00 


164.00 


10,674.13 


16,646.87 


2,179.84 


4,751.50 


288.21 


385.68 


104.70 


52.35 


211.85 


67.15 


2,254.28 


7,562.34 


284.16 


263.37 


192.00 


120.00 


82.00 


579.02 


1,091.28 


9,779.47 


19,999.92 


29,999.88 


12,372.00 


22,000.00 





12.726.09 



Total General Government $290,269.71 $ 537,230.29 



Public Safety: 

Police Department 

Salaries 5538,702.54 $ 949 260 08 

Expenses Outlays 41,338.99 81140 80 

Purchase Cruisers 9,584.00 15J966.00 

Total Police Department $589,625.53 $1,046,366.88 

Fire Department 

Salaries $556,273.48 $ 975,361.65 

Expenses & Outlays 25,851.69 53,102.38 

112 



1972 1973-74 



Construction West Station 


1,653.75 







Purchase - Pumper 


47,200.00 






Truck Motor 


5,873.00 






Pick up Truck 


3,988.00 






Purchase Land - East Station 







20,000.00 


Purchase Chief's Sedan 





$ 


2,849.00 


Total Fire Station 


$640,839.92 


1,051,313.03 


Miscellaneous Protection: 








Hydrant Service 


$ 48,380.00 


$ 


73,650.00 


Tree Warden 


13,083.80 




5,596.80 


Building Inspector 


4,724.38 




5,569.23 


Wiring Inspector 


2,796.00 




4,668.00 


Gas Inspector 


1,408.00 




2,796.00 


Dog Officer 


5,195.00 




10,196.86 


Animal Inspector 


850.00 




1,575.00 


Sealer of Weights & Measures 


1,049.03 




1,550.00 


Civilian Defense 


3,561.03 




7,188.97 




$ 81,047.24 


$ 


112,790.86 


Public Health: 








Salaries & Expenses 


$ 27,686.50 


$ 


47,968.79 


Landfill 


50,829.65 
$ 78,516.15 


$ 





Total Health Department 


47,968.79 


Sewer Commission: 








Expense 


$ 448.62 


$ 


1,300.22 


Engineering Service 







18,165.70 


Planning Grant (Federal & State) 


70,535.00 
$ 70,983.62 


$ 




Total Sewer Commission 


19,465.92 


Highway Department 








Salaries 


$218,126.62 


$ 


362,632.41 


Utilities 


16,977.37 




30,546.57 


Street Signs 


2,563.10 




3,181.67 


Materials 


39,747.96 




62,634.61 


Miscellaneous Equipment 


1,285.39 




2,136.09 


Machinery Hire 


147.00 




1,476.00 


Waste Collection 


234,792.47 




398,367.63 


Machinery Repairs 


16,980.37 




29,972.07 


Snow & Ice 


217,382.21 




168,218.71 


Construction 


19,792.89 




35,930.01 


Chapter 90 - Maintenance & Construction 


61,856.90 




27,884.21 


Sidewalks 


6,370.00 




34.00 


Reconstruction - Various Streets 










Equipment Purchases 


82,284.00 




54,440.10 


Maintenance of Garage & Radio 


820.53 




2,234.13 


Outlays - Radio 


1,627.30 




902.16 


Clean-up Program 


4,608.10' 




14,310.08 


Engineer Fees 


4,325.00 




6,480.00 


Total Highway Department 


$929,687.21 


$1,201,380.45 


Street Lighting 


$ 39,071.51 


$ 


73,143.63 


Veteran's Benefits: 








Salaries & Expenses 


$ 3,368.36 


$ 


8,247.95 


Cash & Material Grants 


51,346.80 




122,187.20 


Total Veteran's Benefits Department 


$ 54,715.16 


$ 


130,435.15 



113 



1972 1973-74 



Schools: 

School Committee 

Supt. Office 

Supervision 

Principals 

Teachers 

Textbooks 

Library 

Audio Visuals 

Guidance 

Psychological Service 

School Attendance 

Health Service 

Transportation 

Food Service 

Athletic Program 

Student Activities 

Driver Education 

Health Education 

Custodial 

Utilities 

Maintenance of Grounds 

Maintenance of Buildings 

Maintenance of Equipment 

Adult Education 

Civic Activities 

Programs with other Schools 

Work Study Program 

High School Evaluation 



Total School Department 



School Revolving Funds: 
Cafeteria 
Athletic 

Public Law 89-10 III 
M.E.C. Fund 
Titalll 

Total Revolving Fund 

Regional Vocational School 

School Building Committee 

Libraries: 
Salaries 

Repairs & Maintenance 
Fuel, Light and Water 
Books and Periodicals 
Other Expense 
Outlays 
Trust Expenditure 

Total Libraries 

Recreation: 
Parks 

Varney Playground 
Edwards Beach 
Recreation Commission 

Total Recreation 



$ 12,068.97 


$ 21,162.73 


175,201.68 


275,404.63 


165,920.02 


280,771.72 


403,199.75 


631,878.30 


4,889,692.92 


8,726,801.35 


133,084.80 


141,733.03 


109,748.61 


188,905.98 


127,111.21 


162,947.82 


239,051.99 


400,459.22 


6,000.00 


15,712.50 


11,897.12 


19,162.71 


56,775.57 


99,128.44 


745,616.90 


1,394,707.01 


26,060.92 


66,913.83 


55,798.30 


102,299.07 


22,318.09 


38,820.46 


1,050.50 


2,161.50 


57,501.37 


62,133.58 


371,617.68 


590,436.13 


248,280.24 


426,607.67 


4,588.09 


20,952.66 


121,954.55 


139,799.74 


49,720.41 


42,473.33 


10,334.01 


15,681.21 


9,753.55 


16,790.17 


5,134.35 


13,581.80 


12,201.47 


22,555.15 


2,357.23 




58,074,040.30 


$13,919,981.74 


$440,246.60 


$ 840,146.12 


13,651.87 


15,478.65 


135,610.02 


230,655.67 


144,396.67 


311,329.65 


9.448.40 


14.372.89 


$743,353.56 


$1,411,982.98 


$324,838.00 


$ 630,749.00 


$ 487.97 


$ 1,250.14 


S 82,605.30 


$ 146,194.09 


930.53 


1,987.13 


4,118.22 


7,706.69 


25,043.34 


43,417.33 


5,453.63 


9,177.57 


1,617.45 


5,368.41 


644.35 




$120,412.82 


$ 213,851.22 


$ 13,805.71 


$ 22,126.42 


4,529.90 


14,661.89 


423.77 





53,530.33 


112,577.72 


$ 72,289.71 


$ 149,366.03 



114 



1972 1973-74 



Insurance: 

Property & Liability 
Group Insurance 

Total Insurance 

Unclassified: 

Memorial Day 
Town Clock 
Ambulance Service 
Town and Finance Reports 
Unpaid Bills - Previous Years 
Regional Drug Program 
Celebrations Committee 
Crystal Lake Engineering 
Tax Appraisal 
Housing Authority 
Mental Health Program 
Revolutionary War Bi-Cent. Comm. 
Liquid Waste Disposal 
Tornado Emergency Fund 
Charter Commission 
Land Appraisal 
Police Station Addition 
North Chelmsford Water Main 
Site Work-Roberts Playground 
Re-construct Crooked Spring Dam 
Master Plan Revision 



Cemeteries: 
Salaries 
Interments 

Labor for Lot Owners 
Repairs, Expense & Outlays 
Beautification 
Hot Top Roads 
Restore Old Cemeteries 

Total Cemetery Department 

Non-Revenue Accounts: 

State & County Share - Fees Licenses 
Payroll Deductions 
Retirement - Pension Expense 
State & County Assessments 
Cemetery Care Bequests & Interest 
Tax Levy Refunds 
Performance Bonds 
Miscellaneous Refunds 
Trust Funds Invested 
Tornado Damage to Contractor 
Retroactive School Payroll 1971 
From Miscellaneous Trust Accounts 
From N.E. Law Enforement Council 

Total Non Revenue Accounts 



Interest 

Interest - Anticipation of Revenue 
Interest - Bonded Debt 

Total Interest 

115 



$ 98,580.41 


$202,882.50 


141,718.51 


199.947.35 


$240,298.92 


$402,829.85 


$ 1,381.56 


$ 2,698.92 


224.53 


318.18 


5,916.65 


12,333.31 


6,011.06 


14,223.55 


3,009.38 


12,512.31 


18,000.00 


28,290.00 


3,682.96 


4,826.47 




37,763.46 


31,912.86 




65.75 





4,551.15 


7,826.23 


209.15 


442.25 


88.00 


64,283.75 


49,508.87 





842.72 


2,049.22 


300.00 






108,960.01 




25,000.00 





23,748.13 




900.00 





8,900.00 


$125,704.64 


$355,075.79 


$ 28,211.42 


$ 58,351.76 


4,000.00 


5,700.00 


700.00 


1,473.96 


10,352.22 


12,003.18 


5,000.00 






4,696.75 


968.88 


1,218.76 


$ 49,232.52 


$ 83,444.41 


$ 12,856.15 


$ 12,583.75 


2,303,710.46 


4,107,881.06 


164,179.24 


264,764.00 


275,882.07 


437,340.74 


21,481.43 


23,994.96 


63,859.46 


153,345.57 


9,287.50 


11,490.00 


9,320.24 




42,972.82 


53,250.00 


1,200.00 




75,648.32 




857.55 


14,715.17 


1,105.60 




$2,982,360.84 


$5,079,365.25 


$ 93,599.41 


$ 108,459.69 


309,107.50 


962,314.25 


$ 402,706.91 


$ 1,070,773.94 



1972 



1973-74 



Anticipation of Revenue Loans 
Maturing Debt 

Total Debt 

School Construction 

Revenue Sharing Cash Investment 

Total Disbursements 
Cash Balance on Hand Dec. 31st 

Total 



$ 6,000,000.00 
620,000.00 

$ 6,620,000.00 

$ 1,188.858.70 

$ 146,294.00 

$23,865,634.94 
1,349,100.92 

$25,214,735.86 



$ 5,000,000.00 
1,865,000.00 

$ 6,865,000.00 
$ 6,022,682.18 



$40,426,447.53 
5,348,827.86 

$45,775,275.39 



RECEIPTS 

GENERAL REVENUE: 



Personal Property Taxes 


$ 


293,482.75 


$ 591,609.49 


Real Estate Taxes 


7,625,328.87 


15,823,239.52 


Farm Animal Excise 




475.84 


875.28 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 




766,237.41 


1,513,325.52 


Tax Title Redemptions 




7,952.22 


35,668.00 


TOTAL TAXES 


$8,693,477.09 


$17,964,717.81 


FROM STATE: 








Tax Apportionment Basis 


$ 


28,134.04 


$ 9,873.40 


Corporation Tax 




16,790.08 


33,580.16 


School -Ch. 69,70 


2,8 


3,436,515.91 


Regional School Aid 




285,507.41 





Transportation Aid Ch. 1 140 


$2 




305,366.00 


TOTAL TAXES FROM STATE 


1,181,283.92 


$ 3,785,335.47 


Court Fines 


$ 


4,183.40 


S 6,760.61 


Permits, Fees and Licenses 




39,093.95 


60,659.25 


Alcoholic Licenses 




17,805.50 


17,286.00 


TOTAL FINES AND PERMITS 


$ 


61,082.85 


$ 84,705.86 


GRANTS AND GIFTS: 




County: 








Dog Licenses 


$ 


4,071.48 


$ 9,044.96 


Chapter 90 • Highway Funds 




14,349.75 


8,913.93 


TOTAL GRANTS AND GIFTS FROM COUNTY 


$ 


18,421.23 


$ 17,958.89 


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 




Under Public Law #874 


$ 


228,323.58 


$ 246,337.83 


Under Public Law #89-864 Title III 




105,985.00 


274,100.00 


M.E.C. Revolving Fund 




143,191.57 


324,613.04 


Under Public Law #89-10 Title II 




12,253.07 


13,447.37 


TOTAL GRANTS & GIFTS FROM 








FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 


$ 


489,753.22 


$ 858,498.24 


STATE: 






Reimbursement - Construction, 








furnishing, equipping new schools 


$ 


318,262.51 


$1,134,283.10 


Chapter 90 - Highway Funds 




28,699.49 


28,248.22 


Aid to Industrial Schools 




15,040.00 


8,830.00 


Tuition and Transportation - State Wards 




11,608.65 


13,024.24 


School Aid to Transportation 




458,508.92 


1,136,820.03 


School Cafeteria-Reimbursement from State 




106,794.10 


249,257.30 


Aid to Public Libraries 




11,787.00 


23,574.00 


Highway Fund - Ch. 81 




189,105.96 


144,174.16 



116 



1972 1973-74 



Lottery Distribution 

Veterans Benefits 

PL 74-056 Handicapped 

Decennial Census 

Housing Authority Reimbursement 

EEA Reimbursement (Adm.) 

TOTAL GRANTS AND GIFTS FROM STATE 



Departmental Receipts: 
Selectmen 

Treasurer and Collector 
Town Clerk 
Assessors 

Police Department 
Public Buildings 
Highway 
Dog Officer 
Park Department 
Tree Warden-Fees 1,552.50 



School: 

Lunch-Cafeteria Cash from Sales $324,728.31 $566,697.87 

Tuition - Rents and Miscellaneous Receipts 15,135.62 38,194.34 

Athletic Program 12,725.65 17,101.47 

Library: 

Fines $ 5,315.19 $ 8,633.84 

Cemetery: 

Sale of Lots and Graves $ 3,655.00 $ 6,640.00 

Interments, Labor Materials & use of Equipment 8,066.82 15,158.48 

Reimbursement to Town for Care of Lots & Graves 5,000.00 



118,498.10 


142,462.79 


35,899.28 


25,382.00 





1,000.00 





7,585.25 





1,271.75 




10,324.27 


$1,294,204.01 


$2,926,237.11 


$ 2,015.16 


$ 7.00 




10,300.00 


1,003.45 


1,237.95 


117.00 


117.00 




7,044.03 


1,483.60 


4,903.31 


3,950.28 


23,804.37 


745.00 


563.00 


344.40 





TOTAL DEPARTMENT RECEIPTS $384,285.48 $701,955.16 



Revenue Investment: $141,507.97 $ 

Municipal Indebtedness: 
Temporary Loans 

Anticipation of Revenue from Taxes 6,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 

Interest and Demands: 

Taxes 16,105.58 43,272.01 

Deposits: 38,356.89 701,173.80 

TOTAL FROM LOANS AND INTEREST $ 6,195,970.44 $5,744,445.81 



Miscellaneous Receipts: $ 84,762.57 $ 53,245.62 

Refunds 29,459.17 

Deductions and Agency Accounts 
withheld from Town Employees 

Federal Taxes $1,290,721.31 $2,260,779.91 

State Taxes 313,554.94 635,004.23 

County Retirement 124,280.24 211,025.89 

Blue Cross-Blue Shield P.I.C. 138,867.10 210,013.52 

Group Life Insurance 6,056.13 9,722.91 

Teachers' Retirement 265,750.22 475,176.56 

Tax Sheltered Annuity 67,061.05 149,259.32 

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1972 1973-74 



Washington National Insurance 

Teachers Association Dues 

School Custodian Dues 

Highway Department Dues 

Firefighters Dues 

Savings Bonds 

Police Department Dues 

Fire Department Credit Union 

United Fund 

School Credit Union 

Tailings 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Interest 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Bequests 

Dog Licenses for County 

State's Share Sunday Entertainment Licenses 

Barris Cemetery Fund 

Conservation Fund 

Douglas Cemetery Fund 

Registration Fee for State 

Library Trust Funds 

Barris Varney Playground Fund 

Cash in lieu of Bonds 

TOTAL DEDUCTIONS& AGENCY ACCOUNTS $ 2,320,797.68 



Total Receipts 

Cash on hand -Jan. 1st 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND CASH ON HA 

AS OF JAN. 1st 

Non Revenue Account 

Loans in Anticipation of Bond Issue 
Refund from Architect 
1972 High School Bond Issue 

TOTAL RECEIPTS 
Cash on Hand January 1st 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND CASH ON HAND 

REVENUE SHARING RECEIPTS 
Interest Added 



14,574.74 


22,079.02 


24,687.17 


52,101.70 


2,344.00 


3,735.00 


2,242.00 


4,059.00 


1,614.00 


2,937.55 


10,378.12 


19,158.66 


1,111.50 


3,875.88 


33,910.00 


72,536.50 





1,470.12 





20,468.50 





1,337.64 





1,650.00 


8,250.00 


13,814.64 


7,565.90 


12,798.90 


700.00 


850.00 


1,346.00 


1,250.00 


450.00 


520.00 


2,616.91 


3,398.61 


252.00 


697.00 


644.35 


3,940.33 


250.00 


250.00 


1,570.00 


9,150.00 


$ 2,320,797.68 


$ 4,203,061.39 


$22,724,038.49 


$36,369,620.53 


1,221,167.75 
D 
$23,945,206.24 


8,834,541.61 


$45,204,162.14 


$ 900,000.00 


$ 


47,215.00 





8,500,000.00 




$9,447,215.00 




88,222.95 




$9,535,437.95 




$ 146,494.00 


$ 537,849.00 




33,264.25 


$ 146,494.00 


$ 571,113.25 



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INDEX 

Appointed Town Officials 5 

Board of Appeals 92 

Board of Assessors 89 

Board of Registrars 107 

Board of Selectmen 9 

Building Inspector 95 

Capitol Planning andBudgeting Committee 108 

CATV Advisory Committee Report 108 

Celebrations Committee 106 

Cemetery Commission 93 

Conservation Commission 97 

Council on Aging 100 

Crystal Lake Restoration Committee 105 

Department of Veterans' Services 90 

Dog KennelStudy Committee 97 

Dog Officer 96 

Dutch Elm Department 99 

Elected Town Officials 5 

Environmental Advisory Council 101 

Fire Department 86 

Fire Station Building Committee -East Chelmsford 87 

Flood Prevention Study Committee 103 

Gas Inspector 96 

General Information 2 

Health Department 88 

Highway Department 87 

Historical Commission 105 

Historic District Study Committee 106 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 100 

Housing Authority 103 

Industrial Development Commission 108 

Inspector of Animals 96 

Insurance Sinking Fund Commission 109 

Library Building Committee 92 

Moth Department 99 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School - District Committee 82 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission 101 

Park Commission 93 

Police Department 84 

Police Building Committee 85 

Public Libraries 92 

Purchasing Agent 107 

Recreation Commission 94 

Revolutionary War Bicentennial Celebrations Commission 106 

School Committee 74 

School Building Committee 82 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 96 

Sewer Commission 103 

Town Accountant HO 

Town Aide 99 

Town Clerk 10 

Warrant for Town Election (4-1-74) and Town Meeting May 6, 1974 14 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting May 6, 1974 28 

Results of Annual Town Election held on April 1, 1974 29 

Special Town Meeting May 6, 1974, action taken on Special Articles 1-4 31 

Annual Town Meeting May 6, 1974 action taken on ARTICLES 1, 4-28 31 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 9, 1974 action on articles 29-46 34 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 16, 1974 action on articles 47-61 43 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 20, 1974 BUDGET ARTICLE 2 & 2A 45 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 23, 1974 BUDGET ARTICLE con't 49 

Adjourned Annual Town Meeting May 28, 1974 BUDGET ARTICLES con't 52 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting October 15, 1974 60 

Special Town Meeting October 15, 1974 action taken on articles 1-15 64 

Adjourned Special Town Meeting October 22, 1974 67 



Warrant for State Primary September 10, 1974 56 

Results of State Primary held on September 10, 1974 56 

Warrant for State Election November 5, 1974 67 

Results of State Election held on November 5, 1974 70 

Town Planner 107 

Town Forest Committee 99 

Treasurer and Tax Collector 108 

Tree Department 99 

Vandalism Committee 96 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Committee 90 

Water District Consolidation Committee 105 

Wire Inspector 96 

Youth Center Advisory Committee 94 



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